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Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc looks back on 2013. — Pages A/CP1 & A/CP7



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News – Carleton Place Coun. Louis Antonakos has resigned from the board of Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH). Mayor Wendy LeBlanc confirmed the departure to the Canadian Gazette Jan. 13, during a break in council’s regular meeting. CPDMH is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the members of the hospital corporation in accordance with the bylaws of the hospital. The panel is comprised of 12 elected members, three corporate ex-officio members and four municipal ex-officio members. Antonakos was a municipal ex-officio member, Carleton Place’s council representative. On Jan. 14 a motion to appoint Coun. Rob Probert to the CPDMH board was carried 5-2 in a recorded vote. Just before LeBlanc called the vote, Antonakos made a brief comment in regards to the town’s choice of hospital representative. “This item is a very important discussion going forward,� he said. “I believe it should be the mayor on this committee, in no disrespect to

councillor Probert.� As a result, he would not support the motion. “I would like to go along with that as well,� deputy mayor Ed Sonnenburg commented. “There are rumours and concerns being expressed in our community and it behooves us to ensure the mayor or the highest person on council is the one sitting at the table.� The mayor said a member of

council has traditionally sat on the hospital board. “The mayor sits on the redevelopment committee,� LeBlanc continued. “The hospital board does not speak for a board member when they resign,� CPDMH chief executive officer Toni Surko said in an email on Jan. 15. “We respect councillor Antonakos’ decision and thank him for his valuable contribution.�

CPDMH board members bring a wide range of skills and experience to their leadership role. “We appreciate the support of the council of Carleton Place and look forward to working with Robert Probert,� Surko said. At present, CPDMH is awaiting news from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH) relating to ap-

proval of its redevelopment project. “We are in regular contact with the MOH regarding our proposal,� Surko said. “Our project is alive and waiting for approval.� Last October, Carleton Place council unanimously reaffirmed its support for the local hospital’s redevelopment project as it’s been presented to the MOH.

Jones officially named to Canadian Olympic team News – Cross Country Canada announced Jan. 14 the men and women officially nominated onto the Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic Cross Country Skiing team. Six men (Alex Harvey, Devon Kershaw, Ivan Babikov, Graeme Killick, Jesse Cockney and Lenny Valjas) and five women (Almonte’s own Perianne Jones, Chandra Crawford, Daria Gaiazova, Heidi Widmer and Emily Nishikawa), were nominated during an announcement at Altadore School in Calgary. Canada is set to send one of its most talented teams of cross-country skiers to the start line with a focus on contributing to the nation’s medal count

and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. For the first time ever, Canada qualified a core group of seven veterans – six of them Olympians who have all won medals on the World Cup circuit over the last four years. Each of these athletes qualified based on their World Cup results over the last two years. “This is a medal-winning team that has evolved from a group of talented athletes excited to be on the start line into a group of determined highperformers focused on winning and confident in their ability to achieve podium results,� said Tom Holland, high-performance director with Cross Country Canada.

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of the COC, I congratulate all 11 of our phenomenal crosscountry skiing athletes – your country will certainly be cheering you on as you take to the snow in Russia.� The athletes were officially introduced by seven lucky Calgary kids in front of more than 270 of their fellow students that painted the gym red with clothing at Altadore School. After being introduced, the athletes led by the team’s jackrabbit mascot, Klister, took the kids along with the school’s teachers and officials from the COC and Cross Country Canada, to the playground where they competed in a fun relay race. See OLYMPIC page A/CP2


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CCHL hosts Hockey Day showcase in Carleton Place Feb. 8 Fundraiser features all 12 teams, brings youth mental health awareness to forefront Sports – The Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) will host its inaugural “Hockey Day” on Saturday, Feb. 8, a chance to showcase all 12 Junior A hockey teams in one day at one venue. This year Carleton Place was awarded the event which will take place at the Neelin Street Community Centre (75 Neelin Street). The day will feature six league games played at the facility’s two rinks. The first matchup starts at 10 a.m. The games will run throughout the afternoon. The Brockville Braves will faceoff against the Kanata Stallions in that opening contest. The Smiths Falls Bears take on the Gloucester Rangers at 10:30; it’s Pembroke versus Kemptville 73’s at 12:30 p.m.; Nepean faces Cornwall at 1 p.m.; Cumberland takes on host Carleton Place Canadians at 3 p.m. The puck drops on the final game of the day – Ottawa Jr. Senators and Hawkesbury Hawks – at 3:30 p.m. In a press release, the CCHL notes it is thrilled to be aligned with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Binghamton Senators. Each “Hockey Day” ticket purchased for $20 will enable hockey fans to see six junior hockey games as well as the Binghamton Senators/Hamilton Bulldogs AHL game 7:30 p.m. that night at the Canadian Tire Centre. “We’re very excited to host this event, the fact that we can showcase our talent on the ice and also bring more exposure to the issue of youth

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New sexual health clinic opens in Carleton Place Feb. 6 Without proper treatment, chlamydia can lead to severe infection of the reproductive organs and possibly infertility. Testing is easy. It’s a simple urine test and can be done at your health care provider’s office or at any of the health unit’s clinics. Treatment at the clinic is free and now closer and easier to access for those living in Carleton Place and Beckwith. “Increasing accessibility to our services is a continued commitment for the health unit to help us reach clients for whom transportation is a barrier,” says Susan LaBrie, public health nurse with the health unit. “We are happy to provide space to the health unit so these important services can be made available to our clients as well as all local residents,” says Meghan LinkLepine, executive director with Carleton Place and District CORE Youth Services. There are also clinics available in Almonte, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Brockville and Gananoque. Visit for more information about clinic times, locations and the free/low-cost services available. You can also ‘like’ the health unit on Facebook for important updates. If you do not have access to the Internet or a computer, call the Health Action Line at 1-800-660-5853 or 613-3455685 to speak with a public health nurse.

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Community – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit introduces a new sexual health clinic location in Carleton Place in partnership with the CORE Youth Services at 360 Edmund Street (former Carambeck School). Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., a confidential drop in clinic will offer a variety of services including: STI testing and free treatment, Plan B, pregnancy tests, birth control and condoms. Trained public health nurses provide professional, non-judgmental services to people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. Nurses spend time listening to each client; talking about risks of sexual activity; and working together to develop a plan to stay healthy. Other clinic services include: counseling about birth control options (including abstinence); providing low-cost birth control, condoms and emergency contraception (Plan B); free pregnancy testing, counseling and referrals and free STI testing and treatment. Health units across Ontario are reporting increasingly higher rates of chlamydia infections – especially in youth between the ages of 15 to 29. The story is no different in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Chlamydia is an STI that often has no symptoms, which is one of the reasons why infection rates are on the rise.

Community – Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville were thrilled to be the joint beneficiaries of the St. Lawrence District Masonic Charitable Project for 2013. All of the masonic lodges in the district worked together to raise almost $20,000 to be divided between the two agencies so that more children would be able to benefit from having a mentor. We are incredibly grateful for the St. Lawrence District Masons choosing to invest in the lives of local children through mentoring. Above, from left: Richard Bennett (Mason), Beth Sinclair (BBBS of Lanark County’s resource development manager), Lindsay Butcher (BBBS of Leeds and Grenville’s director for strategic initiatives), and Andrew Graham (Mason).


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Glen Tay Public School (Gr. JK – 6) 155 Harper Rd., RR 4, Perth 613-267-1909 Principal: Steve Ferguson

Merrickville Public School (Gr. JK – 6) 306 Drummond St. E., Merrickville 613-269-4951 Principal: Susan Thain

Pakenham Public School (Gr. JK – 6) 109 Jeanie St., Pakenham 613-624-5438 Principal: Paul LeRoy

R. Tait McKenzie Public School (Gr. JK – 6/EFI) 175 Paterson St., Almonte 613-256-8248 Principal: Dean Fournier

Beckwith Public School (Gr. JK – 8/EFI) 1523 Ninth Line Rd. RR2, Carleton Place 613-253-0427 Principal: Patrick Graveline

Kemptville Public School (Gr. JK – 6/EFI) 215 Reuben Cres., Kemptville 613-258-2206 Principal: Nancy Hanna North Grenville French Immersion Centre

Montague Public School (Gr. JK – 8) 1200 Rosedale Rd. S. RR 5, Smiths Falls 613-283-6426 Principal: Charles Hayfron-Benjamin

Queen Elizabeth Elementary School (Gr. JK – 6/EFI) 80 Wilson St. E., Perth 613-267-2702 Principal: Carmela Ciocio

South Branch Elementary School (Gr. JK – 6) 2649 Concession Rd., Kemptville 613-258-1919 Principal: Karen Bryan Kindergarten Registration and Welcome to Kindergarten Night Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.

Caldwell Street Public School (Gr. JK – 6/EFI) 70 Caldwell St., Carleton Place 613-257-1270 Principal: Carole Dufort Chimo Elementary School (Gr. JK – 8/EFI) 11 Ross St., Smiths Falls 613-283-1761 Principal: Dawn Bouchard Drummond Central School (Gr. JK – 6) 1469 Drummond School Rd. RR 6, Perth 613-267-4789 Principal: Margaret Fritz

Lombardy Public School (Gr. JK – 8) 596 Highway 15 RR 1, Lombardy 613-283-0860 Principal: Chris Hawthorne Maple Grove Public School (Gr. JK – 6) 151 George St., Lanark 613-259-2777 Principal: Kevin Fisher

Naismith Memorial Public School (Gr. JK – 6/EFI) 260 King St., Almonte 613-256-3773 Principal: Gail Brant-Terry North Elmsley Public School (Gr. JK – 6) 209 Port Elmsley Rd. RR 5, Perth 613-267-1371 Principal: Paul Hannah


Oxford-on-Rideau Public School Meadowview Public School (Gr. JK – 6) (Gr. JK – 6) 50 Water St., Oxford Mills 9234 Addison-Greenbush Rd. 613-258-3141 Addison Principal: Janet Kellar 613-924-2880 Duncan J. Schoular Public School Principal: Jane Holski (Gr. JK – 8) 41 McGill St. S., Smiths Falls Director of Education 613-283-1367 David K. Thomas Principal: Mark Williams

Rideau Centennial Elementary School (Gr. JK – 6) 2761 Highway 15, Portland 613-272-2209 Principal: Teresa Polite Kindergarten Information and Registration Night Wednesday, February 12 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rideau Vista Public School (Gr. JK – 6) 9921 County Rd. 42, Westport 613-273-2842 Principal: Teresa Polite Kindergarten Registration Night Tuesday, February 4 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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South Crosby Public School (Gr. JK – 6/EFI) 1 Halladay St., Elgin 613-359-5933 Principal: Monique Antoine-Hartley The Stewart School (Gr. JK – 6) 7 Sunset Blvd., Perth 613-267-2940 Principal: Daryl Kelly Wolford Public School (Gr. JK – 8) 2159 County Rd. 16, Merrickville 613-283-6326 Principal: Susan Thain

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The annual Ron McMunn ‘The Silver Fox’ Country Music Heart Jam will be held Sunday, Feb. 2 in the upper hall of the Carleton Place Arena. The event, which showcases the talents of musicians across Lanark County and eastern Ontario, raises funds for the Heart Institute. Above, guests flooded the dance floor during last year’s jam. and Jeff (McMunn’s sons) carry on the old Fox mystique.� For a third straight year Bob White, a long-time employee of the Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Department, is promoting the event as a member of the organizing group. White, who is familiar for his role in organizing fundraising events locally (especially country music shows), was recently named the 2013 Carleton Place Citizen of the Year. Tickets limited He urges people from Carleton Place, Lanark County and west Ottawa to get their tickets early if they plan to attend on Feb. 2. “Don’t plan on purchasing tickets at the door,� White advises. “Buy them early at the outlets involved. “Last year was a complete sell-out and just like 2012 there were some disappointed fans turned away at the door. People should act early to make sure they have a seat,� he stresses. White says the jam will continue to be run in the style Ron McMunn preferred – unscripted and easy going. R0032315052_1114

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“This is an audience participation event, not a concert. People will be encouraged to get up and dance. It’s about having fun. Some people are on the dance floor all day,� White chuckles. “Of course it (jam) has also raised a lot of money over the years.� White says the organizing committee is hoping to equal or better last year’s total. Kitts adds the cooperation of the entertainers themselves is what makes the Heart Jam such a success. “They park their egos at the door and get really involved. Generally everyone gets to do three songs. I have the hook,� he laughs. Carleton Place Coun. Jerry Flynn is also a member of the organizing committee. “They (musicians) give of themselves every year without question,� Flynn observes. “It is a joint effort and everyone involved is committed to the cause. It is six hours long but it seems to go by like a whirlwind. “We want to keep the Silver Fox eleSee JAM page 10

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Community – For more than 20 years country musicians from across Lanark County and eastern Ontario have come together in Carleton Place in February to perform and raise funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The production was started by the late Ottawa Valley country music legend Ron McMunn. Nicknamed ‘The Silver Fox’ McMunn, who was well known across the region, was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1986. Following his death from pancreatic cancer in 2007 a committee was formed to continue the tradition. On Sunday, Feb. 2 the Ron McMunn ‘The Silver Fox’ Country Music Heart Jam 2014 will be staged in the upper hall of the Carleton Place Arena. The venture long ago surpassed the six-figure mark in earnings. Last year’s event realized nearly $9,500 for the Heart Institute which is a world leader in cardiovascular surgery and care. The jam is held during Heart Month when the institute is active raising funds to continue their good work. McMunn initiated what is commonly referred to as “the Heart Jam� more than two decades ago. Initially it ran at the Army, Navy, Air Force Club (in two locations on Town Line Road). More recently it was switched to the larger community hall at the Carleton Place arena complex on Neelin Street. The upcoming show, which will feature some 30 entertainers including McMunn’s sons Jamie and Jeff, is expected to be another sellout. The musical extravaganza will run continuously from 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $15 apiece. They are now available at various outlets (see the complete list at the end of this article). There are just 400 seats available. The doors open at 1 p.m. and food and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and evening. Almonte’s Charlie Kitts, a 2010 inductee into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame (as a builder), is one of the most popular emcees in the region. A member of the five-person organizing committee, Kitts will be handed the microphone once again this year. Kitts says McMunn’s objective each year was to raise $10,000 for the Heart Institute. “The Silver Fox always found a way to reach that figure,� he recalls. “He was the lightning rod (for the event). Jamie

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Bending an ear Community – LanarkFrontenac-Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and MPP Randy Hillier were on hand Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Perth Civitan for their annual New Year’s Levee. Left, Hillier, centre, chats with constituents John Matheson, left, and John Farrell, about solar issues and increased hydro rates. Photo by LAURIE WEIR


Get involved in 200th anniversary of settlers celebrations across county DEAR EDITOR: The year 2016 will mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the first settlers and War of 1812 veterans to our area – to the municipalities we now know as Township of Beckwith, Township of Drummond/North Elmsley, Town of Perth, and Tay Valley Township. We are pleased to invite you to be part of the 200th anniversary celebrations that will take place across the area leading up to and during 2016. As you will appreciate, the 200th anniversary provides an opportunity to learn more about our rich history, pay tribute to the Algonquin, honour our forebears, and celebrate our accomplishments. It is also an opportunity to build our tourism industry which is a significant component of the economy of each of the four municipalities. Further, it is an opportunity to develop one or more legacy projects that will live on into the future. To that end, the councils of Beckwith, Drummond/North Elmsley, Perth, and Tay Valley have established committees to organize 200th anniversary celebrations. They have also established a joint committee to work together on areas where collaboration and coordination would be mutually beneficial and contribute to the cost-efficiency and overall

success of the 200th anniversary celebrations. We recognize that while your annual event may take place in one of the four municipalities, members of your organizing committee and volunteers may live in all four municipalities. Plus, participants at your annual event come from all four municipalities and beyond. Hence, we consider your annual event a signature event throughout the entire district. We encourage you to consider adopting a heritage theme for your annual event or develop a special project to mark the anniversary. While 2016 is two years away, we know that it takes time to organize special anniversary events and projects. A representative from the joint committee will be in touch with you this winter to discuss your participation in the 200th anniversary celebrations. You are welcome to get in touch with any of us or the contact people listed below for more information: • Township of Beckwith: Cassandra McGregor executive assistant for Township of Beckwith – or See LETTER page ?


Go curling crazy Editorial – In a few short days, Smiths Falls will become a curling mecca when the town gets set to host the Travelers Tankard Jan. 26 to Feb. 2. This is a great opportunity for area residents to not only take in some great men’s curling (the Tankard determines the Ontario entries into the Tim Hortons Brier), but to showcase all of the amenities a town like Smiths Falls has to offer. Match ups will be played on a world-class ice surface created at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre, which itself is a facility the town should be proud of. Organizers are especially pleased with the field of talent they have for this year’s event. Eleven rinks strong, it includes 2012 World Champion curler Glenn Howard (brother of Olympic champion Russ Howard), as well as two Ottawa-based rinks, headed by Bryan Cochrane and Mark Homan. Thousands of curling enthusiasts are expected to attend the week-long festivities. The Travelers Tankard has been years in the making and Smiths Falls has spared no expense and in addition to taking in matches, out of town visitors will be treated to live musical entertainment each evening from 8 p.m. to midnight, as well as catered, homecooked meals and Special Olympics Ontario games Feb. 1. To learn more about the history of the sport of curling in the Ottawa Valley, head on over to the Heritage House Museum, who will be showcasing their ‘It’s in the House!’ exhibit, which talks not only about the rich heritage curling has in Canada, but also its importance in Smiths Falls and the Ottawa Valley. Did you know: the first curling match in the town was organized on the Rideau River by local residents in 1873? Learn other interesting facts at the exhibit. Ticket information can be found at tankard. Don’t miss the chance to see world-class curling right in your backyard. Congratulations, Smiths Falls!

Bad Marguirite gets her pay back for being a show off Lifestyle – It was the year bad Marguirite appeared at the Northcote School all decked out in a white fur coat. She vowed it was the most expensive fur you could buy, but my brother Emerson and his best friend Cecil, after examining it closely, said it was nothing but plain rabbit. The very thought of the number of precious little rabbits, which I loved with a passion, who had lost their fur to make that coat, was enough to turn my stomach! And certainly didn’t do anything to make me like Marguirite any better! It was also the year we had more snow than anyone could remember. It was banked all around the schoolyard. And at the back, where a board fence separated the yard from the open-air rink, the Senior Fourth boys had piled the snow high, creating a slide that only went downwards about six or seven feet, but it was enough to give us lots of fun at recess, sliding down on our bot-

toms, or on opened-up flat cardboard boxes the boys had hauled from Briscoe’s General Store. That day wasn’t any different from any other inside the one-room schoolhouse. Miss Crosby ran the place like an army general, and even though Marguirite wanted to keep her coat on, Miss Crosby wasn’t having any of that nonsense. “It’ll smell of cow byre,” Marguirite said, glaring at the boys who had to milk cows before coming to school. But one look from Miss Crosby told her to get it off and hang it on a hook at the back of the room just like everyone else. We couldn’t wait for recess. The half hour would be spent sliding down the mound of snow in the schoolyard, and Miss Crosby had warned the Senior Fourth boys that everyone got a turn or they would suffer her wrath when recess was over. It didn’t take long for us girls to get Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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ing at the top, and as soon as anyone fell to the mound to begin the slide, they gave a good push and away we went like a bullet, landing in the soft snow at the bottom. I was immediately suspicious of Emerson and Cecil, after they had whispered, grinned from ear to ear, and invited Marguirite to have a slide. “Don’t worry about your coat. You can sit on this big piece of cardboard, and you won’t even touch the snow.” Well, it didn’t take long for Marguirite to scurry up the mound, grab a hold of the upper board of the rink fence and prepare herself to sit down on the cardboard the boys had put in place. Well, that’s when all heck broke loose! Just as she was lowering herself, Cecil grabbed the box tossing it aside, Emerson gave Marguirite a mighty push, and down she went, fur coat and all, to the bottom of the mound, screaming all the way. When she stopped, the coat was up ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea Harding SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Kathy Perreault, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

around her neck, the fur hat was nowhere to be seen, and that day she had on blue fleeced lined bloomers like the rest of us. She went roaring into the school like someone possessed. By the time recess was over, Miss Crosby had the coat draped over a chair by the stove, and Cecil had brought in the white fur hat and handed it to the teacher saying with a voice like sugar “Marguirite must have lost this.” Well, that was the end of the white fur coat at the Northcote School. Joyce said it didn’t look any the worse for wear when Marguirite came prancing into the United Church the next Sunday wearing it, and the hat. And even if Miss Crosby knew what had happened outside at the snow slide, she said nothing. My older and wiser sister Audrey said Miss Crosby probably wasn’t any more impressed with the white fur coat than were the rest of us at the Northcote School. • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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News – Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and MPP Randy Hillier were on hand Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Perth Civitan for their New Year’s Levy. They met with constituents and enjoyed a brunch that included haggis, pancakes and sausages. Clockwise from top left: Marilyn Herntier serves up some brunch to warden Richard Kidd; Hillier had a laugh with Sylvia Rodger, who brought with her some Lanark County maple syrup; Reid listens to concerns; Reid chats with a constituent over brunch.


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Popular community volunteer income tax program to continue Salvation Army and Lanark Community Programs as both these organizations serve persons with economic limitations as part of their mandates. It is to be stressed that seniors will still be able to get the same income tax preparation assistance with these new sponsors. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program has a strong group of returning and new volunteers who are eager to continue this service. The volunteers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and determined to provide practical help in

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ment in there. Ron (McMunn) was so well known and it is great to see this continuing as a tribute to him,” Flynn adds. The other members of the organizing committee are Darlene Thibault and Lee Hodgkinson who, as Smokey Rose, will also be among the entertainers Feb. 2. Besides the McMunn brothers and Smokey Rose the line-up for this year extravaganza also includes Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame members Don Cochrane, Freddie Dixon, Andy Clarke and Howard Hayes. Cochrane, from Brockville, is well-known for his hit song ‘Sweet Clover.’ Others on the bill include Carleton Place’s own Dave ‘Brownie’ Brown along with local favourites Ed Bowes (of the Bowes Brothers), Judi Moffatt and Almonte’s Brad Munro. Among the singer/musicians entertaining this year will be Delaney Zebarth, George Chenier, Harry and Cheryl Adrain, popular young Perth performer Henry Norwood, Jim Simpson, John Henry Lacasse, veteran singer Johnny Spinks along with Tony True. “This cast includes a younger group of players and they are pumped and ready to go,” White observes. The house band will be led by Andy Bowes (also of the Bowes Brothers) on bass guitar. He is expected to offer some of his trademark yodeling. Other members of the house band are fiddler Wade Foster, lead guitarist Brad Scott, Matt Brydges on the steel guitar and drummer Mike Belajac. John Bowes, also of the Bowes Brothers, is in charge of the sound for the jam.

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During last year’s jam, Lorne Daley took a turn at the mic. Waterfall Catering of Carleton Place will provide the food for the day and White expects an excellent menu. “Dave (Kleiboer) always does an excellent job and his roast beef on a bun is outstanding,” he states. Soup, desserts, tea and coffee will also be available. The bar will be operated under the auspices of the Town of Carleton Place.

(Lanark County is Ontario’s Maple Syrup Capital), beauty products and various other items. Two 15minute auction breaks are scheduled during the venture. Anyone who wishes to donate an item for the auction is asked to telephone White at 613-253-5046 or Flynn at 613-257-4748. Flynn says Smokey Rose “will auction themselves off.” In turn they perform live at a time and Seek auction items place of the winner’s choice. The always popular event aucThe Carleton Place and District tion includes homemade baked Civitan Club will once again mangoods, Lanark County maple syrup age the 50/50 draw. Following last

able to drop off your tax paperwork at specified locations and pick it up once the return is ready. The sites where help will be available include Carleton Place, Perth, Lanark, Pakenham, and Smiths Falls. In Mississippi Mills, the Mills has supplied this service for many years and will continue to do so. Their number is 613-256-4700. Details on locations, dates, and times will be available in mid-February. It is time to start collecting the required paperwork to bring with you. Here are some of the year’s jam the Civitan Club donated $500 to the cause. Kitts urges those planning to attend to “make your annual donation (to the Heart Institute) during the show.” Pledge forms will be available for anyone who wishes to make a private donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute. Tax deductible receipts are issued to anyone who makes such a donation. Tickets for the fundraiser at $15 apiece can be purchased at the Carleton Place Town Hall reception desk, Temptations, 117 Bridge Street in Carleton Place; the Naismith Pub on Ottawa St. in Almonte, Nicholson’s Sundries on Graham St. in Pakenham, Mark’s Cobbler Shop on Gore St. E. in Perth and at John’s Barber Shop in Kemptville. There are plenty of parking spaces at the arena which is located on Neelin St., behind Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. There is elevator access from the main lobby for the handicapped or anyone who finds stairs challenging. The organizing committee offers a big “thank you” to all of the major sponsors for the event. Special thanks go to Ken Ferguson of Ferguson Graphics and the Town of Carleton Place for their involvement. “Charlie makes the afternoon (as emcee) and he keeps things on schedule,” White underlines. “The number of people touched by the Heart Institute is incredible,” Flynn states. “That is why this event is so important.” For more information on the upcoming Ron McMunn ‘The Silver Fox’ Country Music 2014 Heart Jam telephone Flynn or White at the numbers listed above.

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Sports – The Montreal Canadiens Alumni team squared off against the Perth Blue Wings alumni on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Perth. The barn was packed to the rafters, some 800 fans deep, to see the show. Many purchased VIP tickets to Code’s Mill for a meet-and-greet with the players. Left, Perth Lanark Novice Blue Wings, who were on the ice with Canadiens in the third period for some friendly entertainment. Submitted photo



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Arts – You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family, or so the saying goes. And throughout the ages, family conflict has become the basis for great comedy and drama, from Cain and Abel to King Lear to The Simpsons. Perhaps that’s because nowhere else is the love/hate relationship stronger. Studio Theatre’s upcoming production of Leaving Home, by Canadian playwright David French introduces the Mercer family, a nuclear family that has been uprooted from Newfoundland to settle in Ontario. At its head is Jacob, a patriarchal father who manages to arouse rebellion in his young sons while Mary, his wife struggles valiantly to promote family harmony. The play is set in the 1950s, a time when filial obedience was expected to a much greater degree, and there was little tolerance of moral laxity or religious differences. But Billy, the younger son is faced with a forced marriage to Kathy because she is pregnant. Furthermore, she is Catholic, while the Mercer’s are Protestant. To add fuel to the simmering cauldron of complications. Ben, the older brother wants to get away from his father and plans to move out and take a room with them. The stage is set for family Armageddon. The scene opens in the Mercer dining room where the families are gathering for the rehearsal dinner. Present, along with the Mercer family are Minnie, the prospective bride’s mother, and her current beau, Harold. Then the fireworks begin, as one character after another discloses unsettling news that throws the evening into turmoil. Laced with scenes of hilarious comedy, Leaving Home it is a story of real people in a real family, facing the kind of complications we all face in life today. Actor Krista Duff, who plays Mary, Jacob’s patient, loving wife says, “What first struck me is that this is a play filled with powerful emotion. Sometimes you feel enraged or shocked, but then there are truly tender moments that

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The Studio Theatre’s upcoming production of Canadian playwright David French’s Leaving Home, is set to run Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at the Perth theatre. Above, from left: Hugh McCulloch (Jacob Mercer), Lucas Tennant (Ben Mercer) and Krista Duff (Mary Mercer) rehearse a scene. will bring a tear to your eye. I can guarantee that this play will lead to a thoughtful and perhaps heated discussion among those who see it together.” Leaving Home is the first play in a series revolving around the Mercer family. It premiered in 1972 in Toronto and had a brief run in New York. It was followed by Of the Fields Lately, Salt Water Moon, and Soldier’s Heart, and was considered groundbreaking in that it showed that Canadian playwrights could write plays on Canadian subjects. Directed by veteran Jeremy Dutton who brought us Rabbit Hole, Doubt and Proof, Leaving Home features some of Studio Theatre’s strongest, most talented players. The father Jacob is played by Hugh McCulloch, his oldest son Ben by Lucas Tennant and Minnie, the colourful mother of the bride-to-be, is Joanna MacAuley Treffers. Krista

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Duff, who joined the group for The Wonderful Story of Mother Joan Sonnenburg is a member of the Goose plays the patient, Mary. Studio Theatre’s promotions committee. Newcomers Damien RiceLaprise and Martin Treffers play Billy and Harold, respectively and Alison Kirkpatrick plays Kathy. The complex set is designed by the talented Reiner Silberhorn. Leaving Home opens Feb. 13 and runs Feb. 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at The Book Nook (613-267-2350), and $22 at the door or at Tickets Please in Perth. Phone or credit card orders can be made through Tickets Please, 613-485-3434 or order online at There is a student rate of $10 (with ID) at the door. For further information, call the Studio Theatre box office at 613-267-7469 or visit the website at www.

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for these autographed shirts in would need a powered broom the ensuing days. as her back problems would not allow her to sweep. John, Exciting possibilities an engineer, has designed and With the advent of the stick built a prototype broom which or launcher about 15 years has been demonstrated to our ago, many former curlers were icemaker and others. With the able to get back to the game. input received, John then built Sticks are very popular across a second prototype which has the land for recreational curl- been used by Elaine in the ing. The major problem now mixed recreational league at for we seniors with joint re- our club. placements, arthritis, etc. is John has applied for a patour ability to sweep effectively ent and there is a good chance or to sweep (brush) at all. We that he will have it before the need a powered curling broom Tankard. If that is the case, the â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a mechanical or powered Broom will be on display and broom. demonstrated at the Tankard. John and Elaine Ireland Good on you John. Congratuare members of the Smiths lations! Falls Curling & Squash Club. Elaine told John that if she Tickets was going to curl this year she Ticket packages are avail-

able up to Jan. 23 using the order forms or calling the Tankard hotline at 613-812-3372. No mailed package orders will be processed after Jan. 20. Pre-ordered packages may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 26 in the main lobby of the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the 2014 Tankard event. All tickets sold at the arena as of Jan. 20 will be for cash only. There is an ATM machine in the lobby. The website www.Smiths has been recently updated. It is terrific! Enjoy the Tankard, it will be great! Slide into the Falls, do not miss the Tankard!







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Rideau Heartland Realty Brokerage 23 Beckwith Street North, Suite 203 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B2 R0012523525_0123

SUNDAY JAN 26, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM 21 Ontario St., Jasper – $134,900 MLS® 892346


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Spacious home with country sized kitchen, pellet stove, new oil tank. Just reduced to sell at $134,900

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690 Code Drive, Smiths Falls – $312,500 444 County Rd 29, Smiths Falls – $179,900 MLS® 879964 MLS® 886441

34 Main St. – $259,900 MLS® 895172

134 Brockville St. – $154,900 MLS® 884991

12455 County Road 15 – $209,900 MLS® 8900320

Your business in your building! Lovely apartment upstairs. Reno’d and maintained!

Spacious 3 bedroom semi. Nicely renovated throughout.

Stone home on 5 acres. Quick possession. Finishing required.

Spacious split level home on 13.6 acres, at edge of town. 30'x40' workshop/garage. Picturesque property. Several outbuildings. Call for private viewing.

Lots of space in this bungalow. Lots of upgrades–newer windows/roof/furnace. Oversized double garage plus 20x24 workshop/ storage. 2 beds plus den Large lot just outside town.

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247 Lera St. – $389,500 *PAULINE AUNGER 613-285-9158

104 Colonel By Cres. – $339,500 **STAN SUFFEL 613-284-6756

16 Kent St. – $134,900 *PAULINE AUNGER 613-285-9158


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14 Ross St. – $219,900 MLS 90402002078200 ***LINDA McKENNA 613-485-0576

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11 Oakridge Crescent – $289,500 **STAN SUFFEL 613-284-6756

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SATURDAY JANUARY 25 1:00 PM-3:00 PM 4756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls – $219,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

68 Wilson St., Perth – $179,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

4 Bathurst Perth – $189,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

298 Christie Lake Rd, Perth – $359,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

106 Beckwith St. E., Perth – $247,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

2970 Tennyson Rd., Perth – $434,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467



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112 Drummond St. E $222,000. Great curb appeal. Lovely bungalow on a corner lot in a great location. Well-fenced & landscaped. Sit & relax on the front porch, pergola or backyard patio. This 2 bedroom home (3rd bedroom currently a den) features a decorative mantle in the dining room, brick fireplace in the living room, 3 season sunroom off the master bedroom and large pantry, in addition to newer windows, central air, gas furnace & new gas HWT. Norene Allan 613-812-0407 Christian Allan 613-207-0834

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882 Ferguson Falls $289,900 Live life in the country with an easy commute to Perth or Carleton Place and just minutes from Highway 7 to get you into Ottawa. This high ranch bungalow has had extensive interior updates with new kitchen, flooring and paint and is bright and inviting. Mudroom off the back deck has loads of space for coats and boots and a separate laundry area off the kitchen which expands to the dining area and living room. Enjoy evenings in the screened porch. This 2+2 bedroom home with bright, finished basement is a lovely family home not to be missed! MLS# 94093403501201 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

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Open House

#1, 402 Hwy 29. $44,900 Affordable 2 bdrm Twin Oaks mobile. Newer windows & roof. See

Sat 12:00 –1:30

513 Jason St. $47,000 Reasonably priced 2 bdrm home in Crestview Park. Newer shingles See

Open House

Sat 12:00 –1:30

418- 22 Nicole St. $49,900 2 bdrm mobile in Crestview Park. $25,000 renos. Wheel Chair ready See

Location Lot 14 CON 2W Lot 14 CON 2E 6138 Armstrong Rd. 5789 Cty Rd 15 10600 French Settlement Rd $129,900 Older mobile home c/w well and septic on a 4.9 acre lot. See

15 Mill St. 524 Armstrong Rd.

Twp Wolford Wolford Wolford North Augusta

Size 2.5 acres 2.5 acres 2.8 acres 80.0 acres

Price $42,900 $50,900 $64,900 $139,900

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Open House

$182,900 Eastons Corners 3 bdrm home An open concept. Many updates done. See 62 Henry St

Open House

28 Glenview Cres.. $139,900 Fixer-upper with potential. 3 bdrm 2 bath home being sold as-is. See

179 Beckwith St $187,900 Well maintained 4 bedroom home. Currently with tenant. 24 hr notice See

Sat 11:00 –12:30

83 Sherbrooke St. $194,900 Renovated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Perth backing onto Last Duel Park See

Open House

Sat 11:00 –12:30

823 Kitley Line 1 $199,900 Modern 3 bdrm fully finished home has much to offer you. See

Perth Rural

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Sun 1:00-2:30

449 Cty Rd 29


3 bdrm home with renovated main level. 1 car garage, space to grow.


Open House

Sat 11:00 – 12:30

44 Crampton Dr. $249,900 3 bdrm, 3 bath end unit townhome. Hardwood, fireplace, larger unit.. See


Sat 3:00 – 4:30

464 Cty Rd 29 $217,900 Brick 4 bdrm 2 bath , pool, triple garage, sunroom, new septic(08) See www.rcrhomes.a/882503

Carleton Place

Open House

Open House

5420 Hwy 43 $219,000 Open concept 3 bdrm, 3 bath home c/w 2 car garage. F/A gas heating. See

Sat 2:00 –3:30

16 Bourke St. $147,900 Comfortable 2 bdrm home + den. Much renovations within past 2yrs See

656 Kitley Line 3 $203,000 4 dbrm family home, hrdwd, pool, deck. Updated kitchen & shingles. See Merrickville

Sat 1:00 – 2:30

10 Ford Cr. $219,900 3+1 bdrm Paved drive, central air, prop heat. “New 2nd Bathroom” See

68 B12 Bass Lake $224,900 Wow! Hot sale price. 3 bdrm 100 ft.frontage Relaxing sunsets. See

117 Broadway St W $239,900 A Diamond in the rough! Major renovations about 75% done. See

244 Acres

Open House

Sun 1:00-2:30

109 Colonel By Cres. $249,900 Large 5 bdrm, 4 bath home in desirable family neighborhood. See

Open House

204 Hunter Rd. $259,900 3 bdrm home, 2 car attached garage on 244 acres close to town. See


Sat 1:00 – 2:30

1362 Drum Con 1 $267,900 Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath home just outside of Perth. Worth a look See

2 Apts + Retail

Open House

1613 Crowder Rd. $359,900 Fully loaded Spencerville family home . Wow. You get a lot here! See

346 Line 8 $119,900 Up/down Duplex. Renovated with 3 bdrm unit up, 2 bdrm unit down See


Sat 10:00 –11:30

26 Kelly’s Rd. $169,900 Spacious 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. Open concept. Well maintained. See

Have a lot to sell? We can help sell it for you.

Eastons Corners

Open House

7 Rideau Ave. $107,900 3 bdrm, 2 bath home offers a great place to start. NEW FURNACE! See

Building Lots Available


7 Roosevelt Dr $119,900 2+1 bdrm well maintained home with a hedged yard. Parking for 2 See

#301, 26 Salmon Side Rd $68,700 Spacious 2 bdrm home with porch and deck. Great shape. Clean park See

Open House

Sun 12:00-1:30

243 Lera St. $339,900 Spacious newer construction fully finished with awesome back yard See www.rcrhomes.a/860147

+5 Plex

Open House

Sat 2:00 – 4:00

6712 Roger Stevens $339,900 What a deal! Newer home on +3 acres c/w 24 x 40x14heated shop. See Kemptville

Sun 3:00-4:30

126 North Rd. $419,900 Outstanding 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath executive home in The Pines. See

5 Bacchus Island Rd. $499,900 4 bdrm home, 2 car garage, 35x50 det. shop, tennis court, 6.3 acre lot


42 Main St. $154,900 Retail plus 2 apartments. Gross Rev $21,000. Expenses $6,040 See

THE EMC - 17 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

65 Chamber St. $549,900 Grand multi- family home has 5 separate units plus B&B potential See

#3, 2868 Cty Rd 43 $18/sqft 1000ft Retail bay for lease. Busy high traffic plaza in Kemptville . See


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BROOKE VALLEY IS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF ARTISANS, ECOBUILDERS & HOMESTEADS, this exciting property is nestled in a charming Courier & Ives setting. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the pastoral views, 32 Ft heated OPEN HOUSE pool & miles & miles of SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1-3 PM adjacent trails. A pristine home full of suprises & exciting upgrades; shingles, windows and pool. A warm sunlit ambience thruout 2 well appointed levels. FAB 28’X 25’GAR/ WKSP WITH PATIO DRS TO DECK. MLS#892094









Sunday, Jan. 26, 11 am-12 pm 544 Ford Road $269,000 MLS: 891329


FABULOUS BUNGALOW IN TERRIFIC AREA! Enjoy the quality vinyl fence surrounding the oversize back yard Immaculate 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors. Sunny open concept. Attractive working kitchen features massive pantry. Step saving main level laundry.. Oversize unspoiled lower level awaits your finishing touches. Mona Irwin will be waiting to greet you.



63 William St. East, Smiths Falls $169,000 MLS: 895652


MLS 894255 Only $173,000 Joanne Beaton 613-407-4309


Clark Munro**

Mona Irwin*


Leo Carlucci*

Chris Dunham* Joy Neville*

MLS 858599 Joan Johnston 613-256-1860

Close to all amenities. Finished lower level with extra bedroom. Hardwood floors and tile floor in kitchen area. Large lot. Spacious rooms. Call for viewings.

MLS 892105 $345,000 Leo Carlucci 613-256-1860

THE EMC - 18 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

MLS 891484 $179,900 Leo Carlucci 613-256-1860 Great recreational property; cld have access to Palmerston Lake, via unopened road allowance, log home, detached garage/storage building, close to Ompah. All this on approx. 98 acres.

Private location mins to Almonte on a treed 7.57 acres. Uniquely built 2007 Nudura wall system (ICF). Relax on front veranda and watch the wild life. Small outbuilding & pasture.

73 Henry St., Easton’s Corners $124,500 MLS: 895678

876 Rosedale Rd. South $329,999 MLS: 882028

Mona Irwin 613-256-1860


WELL MAINTAINED 3 bdrm., 2 bath bungalow features newer kitchen cabinets and counter. Single attached carport. Lower level family room. Not much to do here except move in and enjoy.

With a little TLC, some paint and some new flooring, this home can be yours! Great little starter home with a large yard, close to a park. Garage potential. A must see to appreciate.


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Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 pm-2 pm 951 MacPherson Rd $295,000 MLS: 891051


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Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 pm-2 pm 182 Kitley Line 3, Toledo $229,500 MLS: 887136




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Thank you for the referrals of your family, friends and business associates. I appreciate your trust.

THE FEELING OF A COUNTRY LANE WELCOMES YOU TO THIS PRISTINE CUSTOM BUNG NESTLED AMONGST TOWERING PINES. This peaceful setting is ideal for a growing family or retiree who enjoy privacy & evening OPEN HOUSE walks in a quiet neighSUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1-3 PM borhood. Exciting 2 Level sunlit open concept, country style oak Kit/Dining area, framed by picture window is ideal for any gourmet! You’ll love the stylish vaulted Lvg Lg Rm & amazing 32 Ft LL Fam Rm. A GREAT DESIGN, IDEAL FOR FAMILY FUN. MLS: #880305 Y NTR COU Y L IA RT PEC PE A S PRO


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MLS 891577 Joan Johnston 613-256-1860 R0012519974 00123

Ivan Hodgins Broker 613-812-0363


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#52 R2, Rideau Lakes $439,900 2 Bdrm., 1 bath, open concept, 135’ great shoreline, separate bunkie!


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Lombardy Rural

Gerry Seguin 613-852-4313

11:00am-12:00pm 11 Oakridge Cres 16 St Lawrence St

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

Stan Suffel 613-284-6756 Linda McKenna 613-485-0576

11:00am-12:30pm 823 Kitley Line 1 44 Crampton Dr 83 Sherbrooke St

Smiths Falls Rural Carleton Place Perth

John Gray 613-868-6068 Garry Dalgleish 613-880-4434 Cole Walker 613-812-0536

11:30am-12:30pm 247 Lera St

Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

12:00pm-1:30pm 513 Jason St 418-22 Nicole St

Crestview Park Crestview Park

Carol Barber 613-285-4887 Gerry Seguin 613-852-4313

1:00pm-2:00pm 182 Kitley Line 3 882 Ferguson Falls 104 Colonel By Cres 14 Ross St 16 Kent St

Toledo Perth Rural Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 Stan Suffel 613-284-6756 Linda McKenna 613-485-0576 Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

1:00pm-2:30pm 10 Ford Cres 1362 Drum Con 1

Smiths Falls Rural Perth Rural

John Gray 613-868-6068 Cole Walker 613-812-0536

1:00pm-3:00pm 2970 Tennyson Rd


Jeffrey Weir 613-285-4467

2:00pm-3:30pm 10 Bourke St

Smiths Falls

Carol Barber 613-285-4887

2:00pm-4:00pm 6712 Roger Stevens Dr

Smiths Falls Rural

Gerry Seguin 613-852-4313

3:00pm-4:30pm 464 Cty Rd 29

Smiths Falls Rural

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10:00am-11:30am 26 Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rd

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Smiths Falls

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277

12:00pm-1:30pm 243 Lera St

Smiths Falls

Garry Dalgleish 613-880-4434

1:00pm-2:00pm 951 MacPherson Rd

Smiths Falls

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277

1:00pm-2:30pm 449 Cty Rd 29 109 Colonel By Cres

Smiths Falls Rural Smiths Falls

Carol Barber 613-285-4887 John Gray 613-868-6068

1:00pm-3:00pm 870 Stanley Rd 126 Brooke Valley Rd 32 Broadview Ave E 115 Thorburn St

Perth Tay Valley Twp Smiths Falls Almonte

Barbara Couch 613-596-5353 Tanya Evoy 613-596-5353 Leo Carlucci 613-256-1860 Mona Irwin 613-256-1860

2:00pm-3:30pm 21 Ontario St


Lisa Brennan-Trudel 613-285-9646

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Arts – Have you ever heard of the Mississippi Mudds? Well, if you’re into drama and being social, the Mississippi Mudds is the perfect group for you! The Mississippi Mudds is very accepting and a lovable and fun group to be in. For the Mississippi Mudds Youth, the age range is eight to 18, for the teen group, 12 and up, and kids can sometimes audition for the adult shows depending on the show, such as for pantos. The people in the Mudds are absolutely incredible and fun to be around; you will meet so many new friends. I know I have. To see how the Mississippi Mudds Youth perform, you can come and see our upcoming show, Willy Wonka Junior. If you’re a fan of chocolate (and who isn’t), this is the play to go to. For those of you who don’t know the story of Willy Wonka (played by Lydia Charon), it is a story about a man who owns a chocolate factory filled with chocolate surprises! In this play you will love the adorable oompa loompas, Willy Wonka’s workers from loompaland who not only sing but also dance. As well as the oompas, the cast includes the golden ticket winners who won a tour of Willy Wonka’s factory. The ticket winners are: Augustus Gloop played by Mason Frazer, Veruca Salt played


The Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre are in the middle of preparing for their upcoming production of Willy Wonka Junior. Above, the Golden Ticket winners and their parents prepare to see the chocolate factory for the first time. The play runs Feb. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 1 at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium. by Maddy Martin, Violet Beauregarde played by Hadleigh Williamson, Charlie Bucket played by Hanna Pringle, and Mickey Teevee played by me (Gillian Whitlock). These are some very quirky characters! Augustus is so obsessed with chocolate and food that he has lived in the dining room since he was four! Veruca is a spoiled little brat who not only wants everything but also practically always gets what she wants. Violet has such a fixation

with gum chewing that her dream is to have a lifelong stick of gum! Mickey Teevee is so passionate about video games that she rarely ever does anything else because she thinks that she can see it all on TV! Charlie, however, is the good child and although she makes a few mistakes, she owns up to them and no matter what, she is always thinking positive. These children also bring along their very quirky parents: Mrs. Gloop, Mr. Salt, Mrs.

Beauregarde, and Ms. Teevee and, of course, Grandpa Joe. The cast also includes Mr. and Mrs. Bucket and Grandma Josephine, Grandma Georgina and Grandpa George. And let’s not forget the amazing candy kids/imagineers who sing in the chorus for the first act and in the second act they work into the set by making shapes and structures along with choreography to make the set literally come to life! The candy kids/imagineers are a huge part of this production because they have so much choreography to learn. If you join the Mudds, you will not only make many new friends, but will also have the experience of being onstage in the spotlight. I know that theatre has been the right group for me, so maybe it will be the right group for you. I hope to see new faces at our next auditions! The Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre will present Willy Wonka Junior at the Carleton Place Town Hall (175 Bridge St.), Feb. 21, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 22, 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, 132 Coleman St. 613-2571976. To find out more about other upcoming performances, visit Gillian Whitlock is a member of the Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre.



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Classic Theatre Festival creates new venue in Perth summer months.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the large amount of extra wall space,â&#x20AC;? Smith says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there will be an opportunity to install a Canadian theatre history exhibit that will bring in archival materials from some of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundational theatres of the last 60 years. We think people will find the new location a very welcoming and happy place to be. In addition to the trip down memory lane that audiences traditionally get with our shows, they will also see photos of actors they perhaps saw at Stratford 50 years ago, from Julie Harris and Alan Bates to Christopher Plummer and Martha Henry.â&#x20AC;? Festival producers are also pleased that in renting the space, they will be supporting some of St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; innovative community programming, which includes everything from support for an orphan shelter in Malawi and construc-

tion of a primary school in Tanzania to a breakfast program for children in Belize and, closer to home, monthly community dinners, and a program for young skateboarders here in Perth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You really have to see it to believe it, but the hall has hosted a remarkable program called Skater Church during the fall and winter months,â&#x20AC;? Smith says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a town like Perth, where there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always a lot for young people to do, the decision by St. James to welcome the skateboarders to both have fun and develop a spiritual conscience has been a real contribution to our community. St. James also hosts Messy Church for young families, another innovative program of similar duration. The congregationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to bridging the generational gap in towns like ours fits with our own mandate of bringing people of wide backgrounds together to share in

the experience of community through the arts.â&#x20AC;? While the festival works on coordinating all the pieces to put together the new theatre space, along with plans for a number of other surprises to be announced next month, it is also treating its new and returning audience members to a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Special: any regularly priced tickets ordered on or before Feb.

14 will be given a 15 per cent discount, with the freedom to choose dates later in the summer. To order those discounted tickets, visit or call tollfree 1-877-283-1283. They can also be picked up at Tickets Please, 39 Foster Street, in Perth. Submitted by the Classic Theatre Festival.

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Arts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; They say that a change is as good as a rest, and while the ever-busy producers of the Classic Theatre Festival do not get much rest, they are changing their summer performance space to a renovated, brand new theatre facility at 54 Beckwith Street East (inside the Good Shepherd Hall of Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic St. James The Apostle Anglican Church). The festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 summer season, including Neil Simonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy Come Blow Your Horn (July 11 to Aug. 3) and the classic mystery thriller, Frederick Knottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dial M for Murder (Aug. 8 to 31), will play at the air conditioned, wheelchair accessible space, which has free on-site parking and is also considered the highest point in Perth. This year also marks the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth anniversary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we first saw this space, we fell in love with it, not only because of its deep connection to Perth history, but also because it gives us the flexibility we need to present the best possible theatrical experience for our audiences,â&#x20AC;? explains artistic producer Laurel Smith. The hall was originally built as a theatre space but, given changing requirements over the years, the stage was cut back while additional renovations made the space wheelchair accessible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we plan to do is build a new stage, bring in top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment from Ottawa, and create an intimate space where audiences can be comfortably close to the stage in an air conditioned, wheelchair accessible environment,â&#x20AC;? Smith says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a beautiful location, and there will be a lovely area outdoors where we can host our very popular pre-show talks as well.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, St Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parish priest, Canon Christine Piper, remarks: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shall be fascinated to see what the Classic Theatre does with the space. It is our pleasure to contribute to the community by hosting this well-respected theatre group during our less busy

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Hockey Night in ‘Smashville’ gets two thumbs up Lifestyle – I attended ‘Hockey Night in Smashville’ recently and I’m still telling anyone who will listen about an absolutely fabulous experience. Over the years I’ve enjoyed watching all kinds of team sports in person in arenas, stadiums and on fields of all shapes and sizes in North America and Europe. Nothing quite compares with the experience I had in Nashville, Tennessee two weeks ago! The occasion was the National Hockey League (NHL) game between the host Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators Jan. 11. You will now get the play on words I am sure! It’s part of the hype Preds’ management uses to bring people to the hockey club’s home, Bridgestone Arena. My visit to Middle Tennessee was enjoyable in so many ways. While people in eastern Ontario were dealing with the fallout from the latest round of snow and freezing rain, followed by more cold rain, I was soaking up the sun in Tennessee. On that Saturday morning I was sitting on the front porch at our friends Doug and Jennifer Sharp in Franklin, an upscale suburb of Nashville. As the mercury rose toward a high of 58F (14C), I enjoyed a cup of tea outside, in shirt sleeves, on a January morning. It felt like April at home. Hockey was the main feature of this particular trip south however. I have seen Sens’ games in person many times since Ottawa returned to the NHL in 1992. Their recent outing in spring-like Nashville marked the first time I have seen the team perform on the road. This was a very special occasion. I am the current chairman of the Carleton Place Sister City Committee and our community has been twinned with Franklin since 2005. I was accompanied to Tennessee by the recently named 2013 Citizen of the Year for Carleton Place, Bob White. Before going into details about the hockey game, I want to mention that we also met with the Mayor of Franklin, Dr. Ken Moore, attended a Sister City function and held informal discussions with members of the Franklin and Williamson County Sister City Board. The committee discussions pertained to our mutual activities, including an annual Student Exchange. We also talked about long-term plans including celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the twinning next January. Franklin and Carleton Place have several things in common. The main point of comparison is that we are both growing bedroom communities located just outside capital cities. Ottawa, my hometown, is of course the capital of Canada. Nashville, 15 miles (24 kilometres) north of Franklin, is a capital city twice. It is best known as the ‘Country Music Capital’ of

the world. But Nashville is also the capital (the American spelling is ‘capitol’) of the State of Tennessee. The state’s historic and impressive, administrative headquarters sits high atop Capitol Hill, overlooking the city centre. James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States, is interred on the east plus that makes the setting of side of the State Capitol. CTC totally baffling. More on that later. Grudge match Bridgestone isn’t as large as A few years ago our Sister City committees began a new Ottawa’s suburban complex. It tradition. With NHL teams seats just over 17,000 for hocklocated in both Ottawa and ey compared to 19,153 (20,500 Nashville it was only a matter with standing room) at CTC. of time before Carleton Place The public areas don’t seem as and Franklin teed up an annual spacious either. The seating is well posi“grudge match.” Delegations from Tennessee tioned however and the “nosehave visited what is now the bleed section” is smaller. We Canadian Tire Centre (CTC) were seated in the first level twice, the most recent occasion and right on top of the play so being in February 2012. The that gave us an inherent advanteams split those matches, with tage. The action is always better Sens victorious in the 2012 when you’re close to the ice! I was seated beside a young contest. Last year representatives man from the Franklin group, from our committee were sup- Scott Kriebel, who is a huge posed to attend the annual Predators’ fan. He provided an meeting between the teams ongoing description of the arewhich was scheduled for Nash- na, the composition of the team ville. That contest was scrubbed along with some very interestdue to the player lockout which ing views about the NHL. Anydramatically cut the 2012-2013 one here who thinks people in the American south don’t know NHL campaign. With those labour troubles anything about hockey can now a distant memory, the think again. Scott even knows league schedule is again unfold- Predators’ farm system inside ing normally. The teams play in and out. The noise level and the endifferent conferences and prior to this season they met just once thusiasm inside Bridgestone every campaign. This season are amazing! On the way in every fan was the reworked schedule will see Sens and Preds face-off twice, handed a small package. It contwo weeks ago in Tennessee tained a large, soft cookie from and again on Monday, March a sponsoring bakery. It was melt in your mouth delicious. 10 at CTC. Not to put too fine a point on it, Carleton Place now Country music As you would expect in leads “the committee series” 2-1. Senators captured a hard “Music City” the anthems were fought contest 2-1 in a shootout sung by a country group (I in Nashville Jan. 11. Because don’t know much about counpeople in Franklin will read try music). They were good on this column I will only say that ‘Oh Canada’. But their version Bob and I were pleased with of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ the outcome. I promised not to sent shivers up and down my rub it in! Besides, Ottawa and spine. Everyone within my line Nashville meet again here in of vision and hearing sang their hearts out. Patriotism is alive only a few weeks. To me it was the experience and well in Tennessee. Between periods, instead of of attending a hockey game at Bridgestone Arena that was watching the Zamboni circle most impressive. I was blown the ice, we were treated to away by the atmosphere in the some excellent live music. The building and how Nashville band was located on a permafans have embraced their team nent stage at the west end of and the sport. Senators and their the building. Nashville’s music supporters could take lessons. scene isn’t entirely country by True, it costs much less to the way. Instead of a dumb lookattend a game in Nashville and many of the spectators are ing mascot (sorry, Spartacat) a little too wrapped up in the Predators have a squad of pretphysical aspects of hockey – ty cheerleaders who hollered, smiled and waved throughout i.e. “Smashville.” There was one fight during the contest. The big TV screens aren’t as the game and I didn’t like the crowd reaction to the fisticuffs. big as Ottawa’s but I thought But then I believe fighting Preds’ staff made better use of should be totally banned from in-house television. There was something interesting flashed the sport. Still, one short fight didn’t during every break. Not the lessen our enjoyment of a night plethora of commercials which feature in Canadian NHL at Bridgestone Arena. The location of the facility rinks. Overall, the atmosphere was in the heart of Nashville’s entertainment district is a huge lively, loud and enjoyable.

Reflections JEFF MAGUIRE

We were among a handful in the arena wearing Sens’ gear and we took some goodnatured ribbing during the evening. Between periods a lady in the corridor stopped me to ask some questions about Ottawa. She also took the opportunity to say she was impressed when she saw Senators’ captain Ja-

son Spezza signing autographs and happily posing for photos with Predators’ fans before the game. Afterwards, basking in the euphoria of a Sens’ victory, our Franklin friends took us to Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge, one of the many honky tonks on Broadway, the main country music street in Nashville. Tootsie’s was jammed to the rafters and we spent several hours soaking up the amazing atmosphere and some American suds of course. Bridgestone Arena is so well located. It’s right downtown within a stone’s throw of so many restaurants and bars. That

fact alone makes the Nashville experience superior to Ottawa where the arena is poorly located in my opinion. Sports facilities should be where the action is, not stuck in a field in the suburbs. At least Ottawa can take a bow with respect to the Lansdowne Park (now TD Place) sports complex redevelopment which is closer to downtown. So, my final verdict on the Nashville NHL experience? I give Hockey Night in Smashville two big thumbs up! If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at:

The right time to invest is … now At any time of the year, it can be tough to set aside money to invest – either in your investments held in an RRSP or to purchase shares to add to your non-registered portfolio – and that is especially true in the wake of your holiday season spending. Then there’s your assessment of the ‘state of the market’. Will it go up? Will it go down? Should I invest now or should I wait? All valid questions, of course, but there is one simple answer: Make your investments now. Here’s why. • It’s impossible to time the market – just ask any knowledgeable investment professional. Trying to hit a high return and avoid a low one by jumping in and out of the market is a sure way to curtail your returns – and give you an ulcer. Time in the market is a much surer path to investment success. That’s because of this historical truth: Markets always move up and down but the long haul trend is always up. So, stay true to a long-term investment strategy for higher long-term returns. • For most investors, the best long-term strategy is to make your investments immediately, regardless or whether the current market is up or down. Even better, invest regularly instead of holding off and making a lump sum investment once a year – because, by investing regularly, you will accomplish these important

Manage Your Money investment goals: You get the full benefits of dollar cost averaging – meaning you make your investment purchases (by acquiring more units of investments held in an RRSP or purchasing non-registered stocks) regardless of whether the current price is low or high. Over time, the average cost of your investments will be lower and your potential for longer-term returns will be higher. You maximize the value of your investments held in an RRSP. Your money grows tax-deferred inside your RRSP. By making regular contributions, the magic of compounding can add thousands to your retirement fund. Here’s an example: Contribute $200 a month to your investments held in an RRSP (at an average compounding return of 5.5%) and you’ll have $127,562 after 25 years. But if you make a single lump sum contribution each year near the RRSP deadline, your 25-year accumulation will be only $120,366. Especially at this time of year, it’s difficult to find a lump sum to invest – but

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REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Monday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, EMC, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: OR Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Almonte & District Horticultural Society meeting on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Cornerstone Church, 7:30 pm. Speaker is Amanda Homeniuk from “Moss Feathers”- creations under glass. 613 256-5594. Caribbean Night with the Almonte Lions. Appetizers 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Music: Bernie Costello and Friend. Wear Caribbean Clothing. Reservations 613-256-6778. No tickets at door. January 31. Euchre- 4 hand, January 23, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St. Light lunch. 613-2564179. Four Hand Bid Euchre on Friday, Jan. 24, 7 pm at the Upper Hall of the Almonte Legion. Prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by District 7A Senior Games Association. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, Jan. 25, Arlene Quinn, 3-7 p.m. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Golden Oldies Lunch, Tuesday, January 30. Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation and guest speaker, Brenda Cameron of Connect Hearing. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Parkinson’s Support Group. Monday, January 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to register. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Holy Name of Mary, 9-noon Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-2:30 Wednesdays. Info: 613283-0095 Ext.300. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Naismith School 9-noon Tuesdays, 9-2:30 Thursdays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300.

Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, January 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30, Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Call Cara (613)253-2554 or Stephanie (613)284-9248. Bible Study Group topic “Discipleship and Children” Saturday, January 25, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 117 Victoria Street. Bibles/Study Guides provided. Active discussions. Prayer requests welcomed. Birthday Bash- Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 192. Jan. 25. Brownie and the Boys, 2-5 p.m. Kids Have Stress Too: Mon. Jan. 27, 6:308:30 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop. 30 Bennett St. Pre-registration necessary 613283-0095 (Ext.300). Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Arena, 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Carambeck Community Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. The Carleton Place Sunset Club meets Wednesday’s at 1 p.m., in the Legion for cards, games and socializing. A nice way to spend an afternoon. Info: (613)258-7483. The February Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, February 2nd at 1 p.m. at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place. For more info contact Donna at 613-623-6698 or Johanna at 613-432-7622. Town Singers begins its Spring session Tuesday, February 4, in St Andrews Church at 7 p.m. New singers invited. Contact Pat Grainger:

Diabetes Education Programme, at the Kemptville Hospital Diabetes Clinic, the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month. You must register by calling (613)258-6133 Ext. 400. Info: Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Jan. 27, Wed. Jan. 29, Friday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. L’heure du Conte Francais- la lecture et a etablir une base de competences constituent ce que les enfants. A la bibliotheque situe au 1 rue Water, 4 fevrier et 4 mars, 18h30 a 19h30. 613258-4711. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)4338933 ext 2374. Roast Pork Dinner, served by the Odd Fellows & Rebekah Lodges at the Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St., East. January 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info: 613-258-2258.

LANARK Lanark Civitan Club talent night. Last Friday each month. Dinner 6 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. Old Time Country Music. 613-259-5610. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Maple Grove School 9:30-11:30, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300.

MERRICKVILLE Dancing on the Rideau Ballroom dance instruction. Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m., beginners; 8-9 p.m., advanced; 9-10 p.m., practice. Merrickville. Info: Ron or Sharon (613)2697905. Family Literacy Day Stories & Fun! Read to Every Kid winner. Sat. Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m. Library. 613-269-3326. Men’s darts, Feb 5 also every Wednesday of the month, Merrickville Legion. Merrickville and District Historical Society presents Antique “Whatzit” Show and Tell, January 28 Ste. Marguerite Bourgeoys School, 306 Reed St. MC Wayne Poapst. Merrickville Legion Club Room open Tuesday nights from 7-10:30 p.m. Mixed Darts, every Monday night, 7 p.m.; Men’s Darts, every Wednesday, 7 p.m. Legion. Music by Ron Donnelly and the Marlboureens. Merrickville Legion, Jan. 24, 7-11 p.m. Chicken dinner at 6. Info: 613-258-9325. Music by Tom Valiquette. Merrickville Legion, Jan. 31, 7-11 p.m. Ham dinner at 6. Info: 613-258-9325. StoryTime for ages 6 & under, Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: January 24- Winter Fun! Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326 for info.


4-Hand Euchre: Thursday, January 30th, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 7:00-9:00 pm. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. 6-Hand Euchre: Thursday, January 23rd, St. Mark’s Anglican Church 7:00-9:00 pm. Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chip Dinner. Pakenham Curling Club, both levels. Friday January 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Bingo Night: Pakenham Curling Club, Friday January 31st. Games start at 7:30 pm following the dinner. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Ceremonial Face-off and National Anthem: Stewart Community Centre, Friday, January 24th, 8:00 pm, Centre Ice. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. KEMPTVILLE Ecumenical Church Service and Lunch. Sunday January 26th. St. Andrew’s United Baby Talk, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1:30-3 p.m. Church, 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon. A light lunch Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding sup- follows the service. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. port available.

Fishing Derby- held on nearby frozen ponds. Saturday, Jan 25th, Registration 9:00 am at 5 Span Feed & Seed, weigh in at 3:00 pm sharp. Prizes for various categories. Hotdogs and hot chocolate. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Jr B Hockey Game: Almonte Thunder vs Arnprior Packers and Silent Auction. Proceeds to Almonte General Hospital and the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital. Stewart Community Centre, Friday, January 24th. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)624-5647. Pakenham Senior Citizens, Stewart Community Centre, Thursday, January 23. 11 am. potluck noon, 1 p.m. Robbie Burns Celebration, Everyone welcome. Info: 613-623-7740. Pub Night with The Ryans and Open Mic. Stewart Community Centre, Saturday, Jan 25th, 7:00 pm. Upper Hall. Bake Auction. Bring your own instruments for Open Mic. Tickets: Nicholson’s. Races, Skating and Draws for Little Miss & Mister Pakenham Stewart Community Centre, Friday, January 24th, 6:30-7:30 pm, Ice Surface. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Shanty Pancake Breakfast with Jenny Watters & Friends Stewart Community Centre, Saturday, Jan 25th, 7:00-11:00 am, Upper Hall. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Snowmobile Rally. Saturday February 1st on local trails. 9:00 am Registration at the Mississippi Mills Fire Hall, Pakenham, then finish at Love that Barr. Snowshoe, Cross Country Ski and Tobogganing Party: Feb. 1. 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm, at Pakenham Highlands Golf Course. Groomed trails and extra snowshoes to try. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Toonie Movie Night: Pakenham Public School. Thursday, January 23rd. Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie starts at 6:30 pm. Admission includes movie, popcorn & drink. Sponsored by Pakenham Public School. Up the Creek Bonspiel: Hosted by the Pakenham Curling Club. Jan. 24-25. For more information, please call (613) 624-5580. Vintage Snowmobile Show Pakenham Ball Diamond beside the Steward Community Centre. Sunday January 26th 1:00-4:00 pm. BBQ hotdogs and hot chocolate available for sale.

PERTH Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, January 23, 30, at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Carpet Bowling, Wednesday, January 29, 12:45 p.m Branch 244 Perth Upon Tay, Royal Canadian Legion. Contact: 613-267-6872. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Monday, 10:30-12:30 a.m. at The Table, 190 Gore St E. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: 613-264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com Lanark County Quilters Guild, meeting January 28, at 12:00 noon. Speaker is Brenda Miller with trunk show and sale of patterns. Brown bag. Be green: Lug your mug. Refreshments. Guests welcome. Lions Club Jamboree, Sunday, January 26, Lions Club Hall, Halton and Arthur St. Hall is open at 1 p.m., music starts at 2. home cooked buffet meal around 5:30 p.m. Info: Nelda 613264-9030. Hall rental info Edna 267-2744, membership Bill 613-283-7753. Lions Country Music Jamboree. 4th Sun. every month. 2-6 p.m. Supper served 5 p.m. Perth Lions Hall. Meat Draw, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East, Saturday, January 25, regular Saturday meat THE EMC - 24 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

draw from 2-4 p.m. in the Members’ Lounge. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Dance Studio 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mondays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Perth Library 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. Rideau Trail Association Snowshoe or Hike, Jan. 25. Marlborough Forest Level 1. Meet 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. 613-264-1559. Robbie Burns Celebration- Drummond Central School. Sunday, January 26th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance- Legion. Jan. 25. Tickets: 613-267-3069, 613-267-1714 or in Member’s Lounge.

ing, Sharbot Lake Country Inn. To reserve phone 613-279-2945 by Feb 3. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast, Jan. 25, 8-11 a.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Family Movie Night, January 31, 7 p.m. Snack and Drink provided. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Info: Morgan Wark 613-278-0344. Snow Road Snowmobile Club meeting, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Social Bingo, February 6, 6:45 p.m. Refreshments. At Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Everyone welcome.



4 hand euchre, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. (starting May 1) ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Sponsor: ABC Seniors. Lunch and prizes. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. A Month by Month Art Exhibition at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners. A vernissage will be held on Sunday February 2, 2-4 p.m. Info: 613-278-1203. Anglican Church Hall, Newbliss. Feb. 1, 5 p.m. Informal get together with uplifting, joyful and inspirational music and readings with Holy Communion. 613-284-0307. Annual Dinner and Dance- Lanark County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Carleton Place Arena. Sat. Feb. 1. Dinner by Waterfall Catering. Music: Glen Silverson Band. 6-7 p.m. social hour. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets: 613-267-3680 or from any director. Annual General Meeting, McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Society, Sunday, January 26, 1 p.m. Agricultural Hall, 194 Cameron Rd, McDonald’s Corners. Info: 613-259-3480. Annual Roast Beef Dinner with live fiddle music, Sunday, January 26, at Clayton Community Hall, 4:30-6 while quantities last. Hosted by Guthrie United Church. All welcome. Balderson United Church, along with St. John’s And St. Paul’s Anglican Churches, Community Dinner at Balderson United Church, Saturday, January 25, 4:30-6 p.m. Lasagna Dinner, Ceasar salad, garlic toast and dessert. Beckwith and District Friendship Club will meet Feb. 5, Centennial Hall, Franktown. Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment. Inquires 613-257-2756. Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 272-2799 or 1(888)998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Celtic Night in Delta. Feb. 1, doors open 6:30, concert starts 7. Delta Baptist Church. Fundraising concert- proceeds: Delta Baptist Church. Clayton Hall, Olde Tyme Music & Dinner, February 2, 2-6 p.m. Supper at 5. All musicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Community lunch, Portland United Church, Tuesday, January 28, 12-1 p.m. Soup, sandwiches, dessert. Handicapped accessible. All welcome. Dance- Toledo Legion Sunday Feb 2nd. Entertainment by Matt Hayes. Doors open at 1 and dancing starts at 2 followed by a hot supper at 5. Family Movie Night- Friday, January 31st, 7 pm, Beckwith Baptist Church 277 Tennyson Road. Refreshments. Ham & Bean Supper with scalloped potatoes, January 31, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Elgin Lions Hall. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. Mallorytown Legion, Weekly bingo, every Thursday night, doors open at 6 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Rosedale Hall 9:30-11 a.m., Tuesdays. Info: 613283-0095 Ext.300. Retired Teachers & Friends, Luncheon on Wednesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. at The Cross-

4 hand bid euchre, 7:00 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday every month. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Annual Robbie Burns Supper at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saturday, January 25, Roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, Haggis, dessert. Appetizers at 4:30, dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 613-283-2318, 613-283-6987 or 613283-7527. Beginner Line Dancing. Fun and exercise for seniors, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RCAF Hall Rideau Wing 443. Info: Ellie 613-205-1591. Community Potluck Dinner Tuesday, February 4, at RCAF Hall. Entertainment: Tales & Tunes with the Troubadour (email Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Jasper, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Legion Br 95 Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, January 28, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- January 28, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Mayor & the Troubadour (Dennis Staples & me) Sunday, February 2, at Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery, 7 p.m. (fundraiser for LAWS). Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Duncan J. Schoular School 10-11:30 a.m., Mondays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, OEYC Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-noon, Fridays 9-11 a.m. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Trinity United Church 9-noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Info: 613-283-0095 Ext.300. Pre diabetes Refresher Session at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, January 27 in the morning. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-284-2558. Roast Beef Dinner. Jan. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St. W. 613-283-1550, 613-205-1255. TeenMOPS weekly group, for teen moms and their babies, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-5383.



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LAWS says thank you to businesses, individuals who lent a hand over holidays Lifestyle – Now that the holiday season is complete, and donations from over the holidays have been tallied, Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) would like to say a very big thank you to all of the individuals and companies who generously provided donations to the shelter. One of our generous donations that was caught on camera during its presentation, came from the Arnprior Duplicate Bridge Club. They chose Lanark Animal Welfare Society as the organization to benefit from their recent charity event. AVIVA Community Fund As the decision for the AVIVA Community Fund comes to a close on Jan. 28, we are all waiting patiently to find out if we have been chosen as the winner. Please follow us on our website: www. and on our Facebook page to see if we have been selected to receive this funding that LAWS so desperately needs. LAWS would like to thank

the entire community for their support and for their voting during this challenge. We shall keep our fingers and paws times. Black cats are just like other cats. They can be loving crossed in the meantime. and sweet or demanding and aloof. Lots of people claim Featured dog black cats are more loving Brady With his velvety black coat than other cats. Why not find out for yourand perky expression, this enthusiastic year-old Lab mix is sending you a clear message: come romp with me in the snow! As strong as he is eager and playful, handsome young Brady will be off and running if you don’t respond quickly enough. Although moderately vocal, he’s very energetic, and needs plenty of exercise to both stimulate and satisfy him. A quick study, he knows self? This week LAWS is most of the basic commands, featuring some of our great but still needs more work on black cats. They’re the ninjas his leash skills – although of the domestic cat family and he does show excellent off- they’re practically invisible at leash potential. Quite socia- night. All you see is a glowing pair ble around people, he can be slightly cautious with some at of stunning eyes. Wouldn’t first, but it doesn’t take long you like to have your very for him to warm up to them. own ninja running silently As he has been reactive to through your house? Well… some dogs, Brady would do just meet these beauties! best in a household with no small children, small dogs or Hannah She’s a pretty, elegant, cats. Where he would thrive, sleek and slim black lady. however, is in a household as Hannah is a strong lady, with active as he is – with a host stunning eyes a soft purr and of outdoor activities, such as firm hugs. She’s ready to behiking, to keep him happy and come your forever friend. She might need hypo-allergenic content. food for the rest of her life, Featured cats Black cats are often overlooked at the shelter, which is a shame because they’re always ready for a fancy black tie affair. They don’t show their black hair on your lovely black evening gown or black suit and they symbolized good luck in ancient Egyptian

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1947 Morris sedan needed tow after connecting rod fell off Lifestyle – Henry P. Dueck of Coaldale, Alberta, writes: “Here is the story of the first automobile I owned. It was the summer of 1951, I had recently sold my Harley 45, and I had about $300 which seemed to be burning a hole in my pocket. My friends were driving cars and I felt left out. “One Sunday afternoon, a fellow drove into our farm yard and offered me his car which he wanted to sell, a 1947 Morris sedan. It wasn’t much of a car but it had four wheels and it ran. We negotiated a price, and I think it was about $290. I made a few minor improvements and come next Sunday, I took my friends for a ride. “Driving down Hwy. #3 east of Lethbridge, an Austin A50 passed us, so I decided to overtake him and pressed the gas pedal to the floor. After a kilometre or so, I heard this terrible bang and, looking out my rear view mirror, I saw something bouncing on the road. We pulled over and lo and behold, it was a connecting rod. It blew a hole through the cast aluminum oil pan and took a piece of the

block with it. “We towed the car home to the farm, and the next day I went looking for parts. They of course had to order them from England and I waited six months for a new oil pan and a new piston and connecting rod. The block I was able to have welded. I finally had it running again by the spring of 1952. I made a quick trip and traded it in on a 1948 Ford sedan, a beautiful car and also our honeymoon vehicle. “Cars have been my passion. I have restored two Studebakers, a 1949 Starlight coupe and a 1962 Lark sedan as well as a 1957 IHC half-ton. I am presently working on a 1971 VW Bug. I also own a 2002 Sebring convertible as well as a Ford Windstar van.” Henry’s 1947 Morris was

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Volunteers make all the difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters Community – At Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lanark County, volunteers are our most valuable resource who have a large impact on mentoring children in the county. The findings from the recently completed Boston Consulting Group’s Social Return on Investment study, highlights the positive outcomes mentoring has in local schools, however without a group of dedicated and committed volunteers, none of this would be possible. Men, women, couples, students, teens and seniors; these are the individuals that make up our core group of volunteers. Without their dedication we could not provide: • Twenty-five traditional one-to-one matches for children across the county; • Ninety children would not be able to attend our after school program; • There would be no much-needed Go Girls, Game On or Clowning Around programs offered in our local schools; • There would be no in-school mentoring program and well over a hundred children would not have the opportunity to develop their self-esteem and wellbeing; and • Four-hundred and seventy-nine children would not have access to life changing mentoring opportunities in their communities if our volunteer base is not constantly expanded and maintained.

screening process All potential volunteers with BBBS of Lanark County are required to complete a volunteer application form. The purpose of the application form is to gather information on a potential volunteer’s motivation for volunteering, their interests and skills, their availability and their commitment to volunteering. Each volunteer that offers to mentor with a child through our agency is carefully screened and evaluated for the safety of the children. Thorough background checks including contacting references provided by the volunteer, the successful completion of a police records and vulnerable sectors check and a personal interview are conducted. Prematch training is also provided to all potential volunteers.

The BBBS matching process Great care is taken in the matching process to ensure a positive and healthy match between a volunteer and child occurs. Matching does not involve simplify matching the next potential volunteer with the next available child. Photo by LAURIE WEIR Time and effort is taken to match a volunteer with a child based on similar Community – Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Adding- Jan. 19. Guests were treated to a brunch and a chance personality traits and similar interests ton MP Scott Reid and MPP Randy Hillier held their to bend the ear of the politicians. Above, Hillier, left, and hobbies. To ensure the health and annual New Year’s Levee at the Perth Civitan Hall on with Lanark County warden Richard Kidd. safety of matches regular in-person contact is maintained by the mentoring co-ordinator. Volunteers are encouraged to seek out assistance from their menExisting volunteers are based in the toring co-ordinator should they have main towns of Carleton Place, Almonte, any questions, issues or concerns with Smiths Falls, Perth and the surrounding their match. areas. The need is growing Other interesting BBBS volunteer Twenty-five children are on the offacts ficial waiting list and dozens of inqui• 81.3 per cent of our volunteers are ries are received each year for service. female while 18.7 per cent are males. Support mentoring in Lanark County by • The age of our volunteers ranges volunteering or donating today. from 17-years-old to 81-years-old. “The number one motivation for vol• The average age of our volunteers in unteering is to “contribute to my comour traditional Big Brother, Big Sister or munity,” while the second most common Big Couple matches is 45-years-old. motivation is having the opportunity to • The average age of our school- gain or apply skills and knowledge to a based mentors including in-school men- volunteer task,” according to the 2013 tors, Game On and Go Girls mentors, Alberta Volunteer Recognition Study our Clowning Around mentors, the after initiated by Volunteer Canada and the school program mentors and a variety of Investors Group. skills-based mentors is 33.2-years-old. • 44 per cent of our volunteers are For more information, visit the Big involved in our community-based pro- Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County grams and 56 per cent of our volunteers office (18 William Street East), call are involved in school-based mentor- them at 613-283-0570, visit www.biging. or email executive director Jennifer Miller at jenniVolunteer application and

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OPP report five fatal snowmobile collisions so far this season News – In the wake of five fatal motorized snow vehicle (MVC) collisions that have occurred in Ontario since the start of the season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning snowmobilers to exercise caution at all times while out enjoying what should be a safe winter recreational activity. All five of these tragic fatalities occurred on roads and the OPP is reminding snowmobilers to always travel at speeds which take into consideration not only their ability as an operator, but also the weather and surface conditions in the areas in which they are travelling. This is especially important during heavy snowfall, high winds, when snow banks are present and when vis-

ibility becomes obscured or is reduced to zero. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) provide designated trails that are marked, mapped, maintained and patrolled for the safety and enjoyment of all snowmobilers. By avoiding closed trails and not riding on roads, lakes, unfamiliar terrain and private property, snowmobilers can greatly reduce their risk of getting into trouble. Please make safety and common sense important aspects of your preparation and planning every time you head out on your snowmobile. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.

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HAPPY 65th ANNIVERSARY Lloyd and Betty Lewis January 20, 2014 All our love from your family

HAPPY 60TH ANNIVERSARY Joe and Minnie McKinnon January 26, 2014 Love your family



Dear Family and Friends of Mary Sherwood Mary Sherwood (nee Wilson) will be celebrating her 75th birthday on January 19, 2014! There will be an open house for all well-wishers on January 25, 2014 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Mary and Marjorie’s house in Carleton Place (41 Barclay St.). Please join us to wish Mary a very Happy Birthday. Best wishes and hugs only please. Anyone who requires directions (or more information) can call Marjorie at 613-257-2127 or Karen at 613-257-5414 COMING MARRIAGE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FERGIE January 29, 2014 103 Yrs. Young Love from the family

HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY Evelyn Deakin and HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY Margaret McDonald Love from your families



HAPPY 66TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Rolla and Gladys Davis January 24, 2014 Love, Marsha and Bev ENGAGEMENT


BOYCE - FERGUSON Murray and Sharon Boyce, Janet and Cy Wells and Doug Ferguson are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Angela Dawn Boyce and Shawn Douglas Ferguson. Wedding is to take place April 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A mixed Stag and Doe will be held at 8:00 p.m., April 5, 2014 in Kanata at the Barley Mow, 700 March Road (at Terry Fox). All are welcome! We are so proud of you both and wish you every happiness together!


Carolyn Newman of North Gower and Perry van de Ven of North Gower are pleased to announce the engagement of their son

Ryan van de Ven to Ashley Horne, HURDIS-DEMERS The Hurdis Clan (Ted and Wendy) and the Demers Clan (Daniel and Andrée) are pleased to announce the engagement of their first born Brodie Hurdis and Milène Demers. Joining of the two Clans will take place August 30, 2014 at the Canadian Golf and Country Club.



Marilyn and Bob Burch January 20, 2014 HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY Love and Best Wishes from your family and friends ENGAGEMENT


daughter of Mike and Monique Horne of Ottawa. A May, 2014 wedding is planned.


GRAHAM – Bailey (Creighton) and Kurtis Graham are thrilled to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Remington George Graham. Remy was born December 4, 2013 at the Almonte General Hospital. Proud grandparents are Susan and Brian Creighton and Wendy and Bruce Graham. Equally proud great grandparents are Pat Bailey, Wilson Creighton (Hilda) and Aileen and George Barrie. A special thank you to Ottawa Valley Midwives.

RANCIER – Chris and Amy Rancier welcome with love, baby Sebastian Gilbert Rancier. Born on November 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm, weighing 7 lbs, 8 oz. Proud grandparents are Herb Huddleston, Barb and (late) Gib Rancier, Carol and Phil Griffin. Sebastian is spoiled by his Godparents, Anne and Martin Slager. A big thank you to Dr.Kerner and Dr.McGregor, and the nursing staff at the Smiths Falls Hospital for taking such good care of us!


THANK YOU We would like to express our sincere thanks to our family for the dinner and lovely cake for our 70th Anniversary. Also for phone calls and lovely cards, flowers and generous gifts. A sincere thank you for best wishes from the Queen, Dignitaries of Parliament and Tay Valley Township. The special gift was the love of family and presence of relatives and dear friends. God’s Richest Blessings to all Carl and Doris Ferguson


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COCHRANE-BYJOO – Arriving with the full moon on January 15, 2014, Zoey Ororo Byjoo, a beautiful daughter for Caitlin Cochrane and Jason Byjoo of Toronto. Happy grandparents Peter and Rae Ann Cochrane of Fallbrook and Parbattie Persaud and Jadunauth Byjoo and Uncle Michael Byjoo of Toronto and great grandmother Margaret Cochrane of Perth all welcome Zoey with great joy and love.





DANIEL McPARLAND B.Sc. – M.Sc. (Physical Geography) In June 2011, Daniel graduated with Distinction from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours). Daniel was on the Dean’s list all four years. He was also the recipient of the Canadian Geographer’s Award and the Julian Szeicz Memorial Award. In November 2013, Daniel graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Science. Daniel is currently employed as a Fluvial Geomorphologist with AECOM in Guelph. Congratulations Daniel! We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Megan and Sara

I would like to thank my friends, neighbours and relatives for their cards and gifts and making my 90th Birthday a special day. Special thanks to my family for the love and support, it was a wonderful party. Mabel Noonan

THANK YOU The family of the late Harold Rodger would like to thank their friends, family and neighbours for their support during these past months. The telephone calls, cards, food and flowers were all greatly appreciated. Thank you to all those people that visited Harold while he was in the hospital. We would also like to thank Dr. Robert Van Noppen and the staff at the Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth for their kindness and care. We would also like to extend our thanks to Blair and Son Funeral Home, Rev. Shelley Roberts and Rev. Stan Errett. Last, but not least, we would like to thank the ladies from St. Andrew’s United Church for the delicious luncheon that was served after the funeral service. Sincerely, Bill and Theresa Deb and Wray






Jones, Harold Brunton (Died January 17, 2014) Lifelong Dairy Farmer in Prospect Peacefully in Fairview Manor at Almonte, Ontario on Friday, January 17, 2014 in his 97th year. Predeceased by his wife Marjorie Briscoe. Dear father of Brenda (Rob Murray) and Barry. Proud grandfather of Robyn, Joshua, Will and Wesley. Survived by his sister Lillian Prime. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Wilmer and Peter Alden. Friends were received at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Spring interment at Prospect Cemetery. Donations to the CNIB would be appreciated. A very special thank you to the staff at Fairview Manor for their loving care.

Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Friday January 17, 2014. Stella Yarworski of Portland, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Ken Kentziger. Dear mother of Robert Kentziger of Lanark. Predeceased by brother, Edward Yarworski. A Private Family Inurnment Service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home - 27 Main Street Elgin - 613-359-5555 or at Burial, Cremation and Pre-Arrangement Centre.

Oakes Terry Oakes

Suddenly in Ottawa on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, Terry Oakes (Founder of Oakes Truck Sales, 1967) at the age of 71 years. Terry was the son of Winn and the late Harold Oakes. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (McCue) Oakes and proud father to Kristine Oakes (Gerald Wright), Tom (Natalie) Oakes and Lisa Oakes (Jeffrey Callan). Terry was the cherished grandfather to Savannah Bowes, Torin and Tuscany Moore, Haddie, Taylor and Olivia Oakes, Ben, Blake and Will Callan. He will be sadly missed by family and many friends. Funeral service will be held in the St. James Anglican Church on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. A reception will be held at the Best Western Hotel, Perth, from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. In remembrance contributions to Alzheimers Society of Lanark County would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Blair & Son Funeral directors, Perth, 613-267-3765. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit






NEW FALLS PREVENTION CLASSES Starting in January Twice a week, for 12 weeks No cost to participants

Classes available in: Athens, Brockville, Merrickville, Perth, Prescott, Westport, Smiths Falls, Elgin/Portland



Instructors are certified through the Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging (CCAA), University of Western Ontario, Classes are open to men and women 65+ years of age. Classes are geared toward personal ability and include functional exercises FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATION, DAYS & TIMES PLEASE CALL Vivienne Fotheringham, Senior Exercise Program Manager, CPHC At 613-342-1747 ext. 2054 and leave a voicemail. www.Cphcare.Ca A MEMBER OF THE UNITED WAY


PRAYERS O Holy St. Jude! Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsmen of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need; to you I have recourse from the depths of my heart and humbly beg, to whom God has given such great power, to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I must promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Glorias. Publication must be promised. Saint Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen This novena has never been known to fail. Must be said for 9 consecutive days. Thank you. S.S.

IN MEMORIAM NOLAN, Ruth- In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Ruth Nolan, who passed away January 24, 2005. A special smile, A special face And in our hearts a special place. No words we speak can ever say How much we miss you every day. Loved and sadly missed Vanessa, Darren and Delane xo



Ignatieff Nicholas Ignatieff

June 30, 1940 - January 15, 2014 Peacefully in Lammermoor, Ontario, after a long struggle with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, a rare form of blood cancer. He was cared for until the end in his home by his wife Cecilia, his children Nicholas Alexander (Anne-Catherine) and Natalia (Colin), and his sisters-in-law Deborah (Franco) and Eden (John). He will be mourned by his grandchildren MarieAlexandra, Sarah-Gabrielle, Louis Philippe, Yevgenya and Anisya, as well as his loving cousins and the extended Ignatieff and Fraser families. Nicholas was educated at Upper Canada College, University of Toronto (Trinity College), and the University of Manitoba. He pursued a career in public administration from 1963 with the Government of Canada and later with the Government of Ontario. His expertise became Labour policy and Occupational Health and Safety, in which he sought to guide successive administrations at Queen’s Park toward more progressive and humane regulatory measures. After retirement from the public service, he consulted to government agencies, worked for causes such as refugee integration and local sustainable development, and was active in the Russian Orthodox Church community. He is fondly remembered by colleagues and friends for his integrity, his care for others and his commitment to truth and justice. An historian by training, Nicholas held a strong interest in his dual Scottish and Russian ancestry, whose legacy formed his vision of a Canada shaped by immigration and diversity. From childhood, he was profoundly attached to the natural world and Canadian wilderness, particularly his final resting place - the Lanark Highlands of the Ottawa Valley. His family is grateful to many dear friends and neighbours for their help and support, especially to the Closs family of Lammermoor. Family and friends were received at Blair & Son (15 Gore St W., Perth, Ontario) on Friday January 17, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service for Nicholas was celebrated at the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, 15 Lebreton St., Ottawa, on Saturday January 18th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. followed by a reception. In Memoriam donations to the St. John the Compassionate Mission, 155 Broadview Ave., Toronto, would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

STEPHENSON James Early in the new year, James Leo Stephenson, son of the late Leo Stephenson and Edythe Anderson of Kemptville, suddenly passed away at the age of 61. Lovingly remembered by siblings Jane (Walter), Patricia (the late Carl), Judith (the late Rob) and David (Patsy). Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. James will be remembered as a kind, caring and generous neighbor, friend and uncle. Friends and family were invited to visit at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville on Monday, January 20th for visitation at 9am until commencement of a Memorial Service in the chapel at 10am conducted by the Reverend Dr. Walter von Boetticher. Donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital.

Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: 613-258-2435

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Pocock Sharon Ruth Pocock

Passed away from pneumonia at the Smiths Falls Hospital, Sharon Pocock, age 62. Beloved daughter of the late Annie and Howard Pocock, treasured sister of Marilyn Pocock (Barrie), Dorothy Pocock Goldman and Alvin Goldman (Montreal), and much loved by her best friend of fifty years, Roger Prior (Almonte). Born in Ottawa, Sharon lived there with her family until 1961 when she moved to the Rideau Regional Centre in Smiths Falls. In 1986 she moved to the George St./ Elmsley St. group home in Smiths Falls where she lived until 2008 when she moved to Rosebridge Manor in Jasper. Family remained closely involved with Sharon throughout her life. Sharon was a warm, loving person with a sunshine smile that reached into everyone’s heart; she brought out the best in people. Sharon was a sociable person who made many friends in the Toronto/Barrie area as well as in the greater Smiths Falls area and in Montreal, and the family wishes to thank them all for enriching Sharon’s life. We also wish to thank Rosebridge Manor for giving Sharon a caring home these past years. “Pure of heart, she blessed us all.” The family invites Sharon’s friends and caregivers to celebrate her life with us at Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 23rd at 1 p.m., then join us for the service at 2 p.m, and the following reception. Interment will take place Friday, January 24th at 10 a.m. at Pinecrest Cemetery, Nepean. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit



Holman Helen Elizabeth “Betty” Holman (nee Wood)

“Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” Elizabeth “Betty” Holman passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love and support of family on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the age of 72. Betty is predeceased by her parents John and Helen (nee Coleman) Wood, her infant brother James Wood and her nephew Kevin Wood. Beloved wife and best friend to Ron Holman for more than 46 years. Devoted mother of Beth (Charlie) Francis, of Toronto and Chris (Nancy) Holman, of Lombardy. Cherished grandmother of Harrison and Cassandra Holman. Loving aunt to Robbie (Cathy) and Paul (Beth) Wood, Joanne (Jon) Fletcher, and Kathy Sabourin and Mark (Elfi) McCullough. She will be sadly missed by her brother William “Bill” (Heather) Wood, her sister-in-law Joyce (Don) Moir, as well as her many extended family, including Ron’s entire family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Everyone was welcomed to gather with the family for services for Betty at the SFDCI High School on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. Interment followed at Maple Vale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Bible Truth Publishers or the Township of Rideau Lakes Food Banks. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Peters Robert Peters

In hospital, Brockville on Friday, January 17th, 2014, Robert Peters at the age of 74 years. He was the son of the late Steve and Annie Peters. Robert was the loved husband of Theresa (Hermer) Peters for fifty years. He was the cherished father to Brett (Debbie) Peters, Rob (Lorraine) Peters and Denise Peters (Jason Throop) and grandfather of Jamie, Andrew, Josh, Kayla and Teri Peters. Robert was the brother of George (Margaret), Grace (Gus) Herter and Vivian Lazenby and brother-in-law to Jim (Rose) Hermer, Bob Hermer, Ernie (Fran) Hermer, John O’Connor and Joan Peters. He was predeceased by brothers Steve (Mona), Frank (Dorothy), Wesley (Betty) and Bill Peters and sisters Bertha (Ken) Moore and Lillian (Cecil) Herron and sisters-inlaw Myrtle (Jack) Hall, Yvonne (Roland) Francis, Grace O’Connor and Ruth Hermer. Robert will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:45 P.M. followed by a Service of Interment in the St. John’s Cemetery Perth at 3:00 P.M. In remembrance, donations to the Alzheimers Society of Lanark County would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Boudreault, Baby Mya Hope Natalie (January 16, 2014) Our little angel left us shortly after she was born on Thursday January 16, 2014 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Precious daughter of Daniel and Tiffany (née Saunders). Dearest little sister of Emilee Boudreault and Alexandra Morse. Proud grandparents are William and Jenny Pink and Dave and Lynne Saunders. Greatgranddaughter of Ronald and Catherine Melvin, Calvin Saunders and Veronica Walsh. Cherished niece of Veronica and Ryan, Natalie, Jeff and Tammy and Brian and Tammy. Baby Mya will be missed by all her extended family. Friends were received by the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 12 noon until the funeral service in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment later in the spring at United Cemeteries. For those who wish, a donation to the Ottawa Hospital Infant Memory Program would be appreciated by the family.


PATTERSON Joan January 1940 – January 2014 Passed away peacefully at Lipton Sask. at age of 74 after a lengthy illness, with her Angel Lisa by her side on January 19, 2014. Joan was predeceased by her husband Lenard Patterson. Loving step mom to Lisa (John) (Saskatchewan), Denise (Edmonton), Andy (Smiths Falls), David (Tanya) (Toledo). Cherished grandma to Matthew and Hannah. Survivied by brothers Alf, Fred (Donna), sister Donna (Eric). Predeceased by brothers Gordon and Robert and parents Harold and Annie Barber. Joan will sadly be missed by numerous nephews, nieces and friends. A special thank you to Drs. and nurses the Fort Qu’Appelle hospital, Saskatchewan. As per Joan’s wishes there will be no service or visitation.

Donaldson Brian R. Donaldson

Brian Robert Donaldson passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, following a lengthy illness on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the age of 63. Beloved husband and best friend of Luella (nee Jones). He will be sadly missed by his 4 brothers, 7 sisters as well as his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 20, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery. If desired you may make a contribution in Brian’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Kelford Judy A. Kelford (McGlade)

Peacefully in hospital Perth on Thursday January 16, 2014 at the age of 61 years. Judy was the loved wife of William George Kelford and cherished mother and grandmother to Jodi (Jason) McCutcheon and their children Benjamin and Noah. She was the dear sister of Helen (Graham) O’Neil, the late Irene Kearney, Teresa (Carl) Shannon, the late Ann (Blair) McMunn, Nancy (Bob) Kearney, Joan (late Gordon) Hodges and Steve (Cathy) McGlade. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Alice McGlade. Judy will be sadly missed by family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth Monday at 11:00 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario or the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre, 3045 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8P4 would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit









Coyle Harold A. Coyle

Passed away peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Thursday, January 16, 2014, Harold Alfred Coyle at the age of 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Madge (née Tower). Loving father of Mike (Kim) Coyle, Krista Coyle and his late son Pat, who predeceased Harry in 2010. Proud grandfather of Macy, Kaitlin, Reba, Shannon, Cassidy and Cody. Cherished brother of Leon (Connie) Coyle, Florence (Donald) Gilligan, Alfred (late Jean) and Mary (Mitchell Scott) Walters. Harry will be fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law Robin, his nieces, nephews, extended family, including Madge’s entire family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit


CONVEY – In memory of Shirley, wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away January 25, 2009. There will always be heartache, And often a silent tear, But always precious memories, Of the days we had with you here. We will hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Love Wayne, Shenda, Stephen, Christopher, Jared and Brett

Doug Hogan

Doug slipped away peacefully on January 16, 2014 at the age of 79. Much loved husband and soul mate of Blanche (Munro) Hogan for 54 years. Loved father of Heather Hogan, Daniel (Madonna) Hogan, Lynda (Steve) Dowdall and predeceased by infant daughter Diana Lee Hogan (1965). Much loved papa and grandpa of David Hogan, Brandon (Shirleen) Martin, Danielle (Jon) Maxfield, Cole Hogan, Caitlyn Bissonette, Randall, Morgan and Ashtyn Dowdall and great-grandpa of Tyler and Olivia Martin. Brother-in-law of Iris Hogan and Helen (Garry) Dopson. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins, the Munro family and many good friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 12 noon until service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) or the Smiths Falls Food Bank. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit



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WHITE, Garry – (January 24, 2005) In memory of a treasured husband and a loving father: Memories drift to scenes long past Time rolls on But memories last. Sunshine passes Shadows fall, Love’s remembrance Outlasts all. Sadly missed, forever loved, Dianne, Todd, Corey, Karissa and family PILATZKE – In loving memory of Blair Andrew Pilatzke who passed away on January 29, 2011. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and silent tears still flow, What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Mom and Dad, Sascha, Aviara and Sheldon, Blaine and Carla BABCOCK - In loving memory of our parents Everal and Reta Babcock who passed awayMother on February 22, 2009 and Father on January 31, 2013. Mom and Dad We think about you everyday We often speak your names, But all we have are memories And your pictures in a frame. We often visit your resting place We will cherish the time we had together, always. We miss you both very much. Love family

McCORMACK, John (Jack) - In loving memory of a beloved husband, dad and pop, who passed away January 22, 2008. Down the path of memories We slowly walk today Our thoughts forever with you As life goes on its way. If memories bring us closer We’re never far apart. For always in a memory You are present by our side Remembering you can cause a smile Bring laughter or a tear. These memories are so precious That keep you ever near. Always loved Bobbie, Jean, Skip, Marie and Kevin, grandchildren and great grandchildren

Marie Merkley October 28, 1921 – January 25, 2013 The moment you died, Our hearts split in two, The one side filled with memories, The other died with you. We often lay awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon our cheeks. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, But missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. We hold you tightly within our hearts, And there you will remain, Life has gone on without you, But it never will be the same. For those who still have their moms, Treat her with tender care, You will never know the emptiness, As when you turn and she is not there. John, Marg and Gale, Ray, Mary and Dave, Cathy and Wilma, grandchildren and great grandchildren

NASH, Vernon – In memory of our dear friend, who left this earth January 19th, 2004. Always smiling, happy, content. A friend to all Wherever he went. A special smile, A special face And in our hearts, A special place. From a happy life came a sudden end He died as he lived, Everyone’s friend. You are always in our thoughts and Thoughts of you always bring a smile … Doug & Deb




Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way of

saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

JANUARY 23rd 1982 - Barker, Georgina 1985 - Smith, Clifford John 1995 - Kelly, Louis Patrick 2012 - Connolly, Barry Gerald 2013 - Ohlke, Carmel Helenna JANUARY 24th 1976 - McDougall, Esther Sarah 1992 - Sensenstein, Elisabet 1993 - Braun, Patricia Lynn 2006 - West, Roy Stephen 2013 - Wark, Norah Collen JANUARY 25th 1987 - Coe, Elizabeth Jane 1991 - Morrow, Charles Frederick 1993 - Reilly, Karl Robertson 1995 - Craig, Susan Edith 1999 - Campbell, Nancy Ann Elizabeth 2009 - Fergusson, Joan Elaine 2009 - McNaughton, Mary Evelyn JANUARY 26th 1978 - Goodfellow, Jessie Ann 1981 - Gillan, Marguerite Ann 1981 - Bellamy, William John 1995 - Bone, Arthur

1997 - Toop, Helen Jean 1998 - Gilmour, Gordon Benjamin 2004 - Naismith, Francis Gilmour 2006 - Kennedy, Arthur Frederick JANUARY 27th 1973 - Sonnenburg, Irwin Arnold 2000 - Rodger, James Roy 2000 - Raycroft, Maud Ann JANUARY 28th 1987 - Simpson, Lloyd George 1991 - Forsythe, John Teskey 2008 - Darling Stanton 2009 - Coulber, Roger 2013 - Methot, Joan Mary JANUARY 29th 1977 - Delarge, Mary Elizabeth 1979 - Storey, Evelyne Marguerite 1994 - Byrne, James Leo 1994 - Timmins, Herbert John 1999 - Beckett, Wellington E. 2006 - Vaughan, Leonard Thomas 2007 - Brazeau, Patricia Ann 2010 - McGregor, Lorna “Joan” 2011 - Buchanan-Barr, Frances May 2013 - Webster, Herbert Jackson









Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily 9-5. Also check us out on Facebook!

Kenmore fridge, white, 22.7 cu.ft. side-by-side with built-in water and ice maker. Works perfectly. Like new. Sells new $1,349, asking $250; Maytag dishwasher, white, excellent condition, asking $125. 613-257-1650.

Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 613-284-8333, 1-877-742-6648 or

2013 excellent hay, 2000 small bales, (40 lb average) inside dry barn, brome and timothy, $3.50/bale. Carleton P l a c e / P e r t h 613-326-0366.

Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

Brand New Mattress Sale200+ Beds in Stock. More Quality Less Money. Quality Used Appliances Sold with Warranty. Best Price in Town! Dan Peters Sales- 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Delivery Available. After Hours Appointments Available 613-284-1234.

Large 9-pc. diningroom SPORTS EQUIPMENT suite. Circa 1930’s-40’s. Excellent condition. Plus numerous other antique March Break Shoot to Score Hockey Camp- IP to pieces. 613-283-0501. Bantam. Power skating. All food included. Off ice acMoving Sale- Every- tivities/indoor laser tag. thing must go! Living- Friday show case game. room furniture (like Friday skills competition. new); Maple buffet & Jersey included. hutch; Baker’s rack; t g r a y 1 9 @ c o g e c o . c a Queen duvet, shams, 613-284-4633. matching curtains; Queen duvet with double size matching HUNTING SUPPLIES sheets, shams and curtains; 2 Ficus trees; Jim Beretta o/u 12 ga. skeet Beam collector bottles; shotgun. Pitted metal. Market baskets; House- $450. 613-267-6268. hold items; 27” TV with stand (not HD); 32” TV with stand (not HD). Canadian Firearm/Hunter Cash only. Jan. 23, 24 Safety Courses. Call Dave and 25. 9-5. 88 Stephen Arbour 613-257-7489 or St., Smiths Falls. visit www. 613-283-1310. for dates and details of STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL courses near you. BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF!30x40, 40x60, 50x80, Safety/Canadian 60x100,80x100 sell for Hunter balance owed! Call: Fire-arms Courses and ex1 - 8 0 0 - 4 5 7 - 2 2 0 6 ams throughout the year. www.crownsteelbuild- Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Stihl chainsaw, firewood, MF tractor, hay wagon, red sloop sleigh, big truck dual ice chains, 5 h.p. snowblower. 613-283-8231.

New Ariens 25 h.p. hydrostatic GT tractor, 54” mower deck and 44” Berco Northeast snowblower, cab, weights and chains. Complete package, January Special $5,199. One only. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.


Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). (613)283-3629.

Vince (Bud) Fitzgerald January 24, 2007 Grateful for the moments Dad, Loved, missed and forever in our hearts. Aggie, Sharon, Susan and Gary, Michael and Tracy, Chris and Lori, and all your grandchildren and great grandchildren

James T. Beatty Jan. 24, 2013 In loving memory of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who is missed every day. It is sad to walk the road alone Instead of side by side But to all there comes a moment When the ways of life divide. You gave me years of happiness Then came sorrow and tears But you left me beautiful memories I will treasure through the years. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered Ruth and family

BYGROVE, Ken – In loving memory of a dear father, father-inlaw and grandfather who passed away January 21, 1991. Dearly loved and sadly missed. Always in our thoughts Your Family SIMS David Graham In loving memory of a beloved son, taken far too early at age 53, January 23, 2011. Always in our hearts. Those we love, don’t go away; They walk beside us every day; Unseen, unheard, but always there, Still missed, still loved, Still very dear. The entire Sims family

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FOR SALE 2013 Canada trailers equipment trailer. Used twice. 6’x14’ deck. Heavy duty ramps. 15,000 lb. capacity. $3,800 plus HST. 613-464-0521. All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634.


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FOR SALE 1956 Wurlitzer, Box, for records roll top glass cover, down both sides at Call 613-267-4463.

Juke (45’s) lights front.

Celestron, Maksutov-Cassegrain type compact spotting scope, 90 mm lens, 1200 mm focal length, multi coated optics, nitrogen filled- fog proof- waterproof. Comes with 32 mm eyepiece, 8x21 mm sighting scope, Barlow mag lens and padded case, $120 o.b.o. 613-258-2049 evenings and weekends. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.


Husqvarna Chainsaw Blowout, model 455 18” regular $529 special $439, model 365 20” regular $909 special $699, model 576XP 20” regular $1,199 special $1,075. Service after sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

I Connect AV. Need help with your electronics, are they hooked up right? Audio video in-home tutoring. Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515.

Firewood: Very dry mixed hardwood, cut, split and piled in shed, $90/single cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.

Firewood for sale. Ready to burn. Minimum order required. 613-257-5095.



If you have an insurance claim, “Who You Gonna Call?” Ghost Busters? Give us a call! Service is our business. Eady Insurance. 613-432-8543, 1-888-275-3239

$65/face cord Also outdoor furnace wood available & Campfire Wood


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2006 Grand Caravan Extended Van, excellent condition, no rust, 185,000 km, E-tested and certified. Asking $4,300. 613-267-6023.


AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum/ vinyl siding painting *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498. White 1370 2 wheel drive Loaded ‘07 Chrysler 300. farm tractor. Excellent All wheel drive. Leather, condition. 62 h.p. Exceletc. Used snows. Rust lent rubber. Everything free. Very clean. Remote works. $6,500 + HST. start. $8,900 o.b.o. Perfect 613-267-4733. for winter. All maintenance records. 613-253-1646. LIVESTOCK

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COMMERCIAL RENT Building/warehouse/shop space to rent, Hwy 7 Carleton Place, 3,200 sq. ft. Available February 1. Call for information 613-913-1213.

Carleton Place, downtown, 2 stores, 761 sq. ft. $650. 1000 ft. $875. Also Gibson Center, good commercial office space, 900, 1200, 3000 sq. ft. Jersey Heifer calves, 613-257-5711. Snowmobiles: Polaris Ultra 1998, Triple, Reid newborn to 15 months; bull calves. Belt, $2575.00 negotiable, newborn also 2003 700 Polaris 613-283-2142. HALL RENTAL Edge $3575.00 negotiable. HANLEY HALL Call 613-489-2001 or St. Jean’s Farrier SerCorner of vice. 613-283-1198. 613-880-0494 McGill & William Sts.

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LUXURY APARTMENTS COLONEL BY now has a couple of two bedroom units available, with one or two bathrooms. COLONEL BY is a luxury apartment building with a library, entertainment room, exercise room. All units have central air. Located in a residential area close to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-283-9650 COMPUTER



Windows not functioning? Computer running slow? Viruses, malware, blue screen? Come into Staples today for a Total Repair service. No upcharges, no hidden fees. Staples SMITHS FALLS 613-283-3200 ext 236

1 bedroom apartment $550/month plus utilities. Quiet. No pets, non-smoking. Minutes to Perth. Monday-Friday, 9-5. 613-267-4714. Available immediately. 1 bedroom apartment, downtown Perth. $800/month includes utilities. Call 613-483-9525 or 613-264-4860. 1 bedroom apt. 15 min. east of Perth. $650 plus heat. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. 613-267-6115. 1 bedroom apt. Downtown Perth. $775 utilities included. Fridge, stove included. 613-267-6115.


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Hereford bull, 11 months old. Sired by Registered 1975 Skidoo Olympique purebred hereford. Mother hereford. Call 440. Many new parts. a 613-256-1368. $750. 613-267-6268.

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5 speed manual vehicle has only been driven 11 months. Includes full extended warranty plus paint/ rust protection package. Mileage 25,600 km. Also has 4 snow tires on rims. Certified. Asking $17,000.00 Call 613-257-7812










I am looking for good older light truck, car or van in fare condition for cash. (613)449-1668.



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73-87 Chevy C10 bucket seats and 73-87 4x4 chassis. Don’t care about engine but frame should be good. 613-253-8942.

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4x5 round bales of hay for sale. Stored under cover. Set your dog free with a Carleton Place area. Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and in613-253-8006. stallation of any system. Hay- large and small 1 ( 8 0 0 ) 6 4 7 - 3 3 0 7 . bales. Excellent quality. Delivery available. Leave Siberian Husky pups, 8 message 613-345-1655. weeks, beautiful markings, Relief milking, reliable, shots, dewormed, 2 black experienced. Will milk and white ones, 2 light within 40 kms. of Almonte. coloured ones. All blue eyes. Parents on site. 613-256-4798. 613-489-1121 or 613-794-4959.





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2 bedroom apartment, Carleton Place. 4 appliances and parking. $800/month plus heat and hydro. References, first and last month required. 613-257-2087.

1 bedroom upstairs apt. Central location, Carleton Place. Fridge and stove included. First and last months rent and good references required. $650 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627.

2 bedroom, bright, clean apt. Carleton Place. Appliances included. Quiet neighborhood, free parking. Hydro extra. Close to amenities. A must see! 613-257-1566.

2 level 3 bedroom home. 6 years new in sought after neighbourhood minutes to Perth. Great room with gas fireplace. Great working kitchen. Main floor master with ensuite and walk-in closet. Main floor laundry/powder room. Upper level 2 large bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Partially finished basement and cozy family room. 2 car garage. $1,500/mth plus utilities. To view 613-264-0002.

2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment. Perth. Heat, water, fridge, stove, parking, yard. Coin laundry in basement. $700/month plus hydro. Available January 1. 613-267-6617.

2 bedroom on lake, $800/month, half heat plus hydro. Available immediately. 10 minutes to Carleton Place. Call 613-259-5731.

(2)2 bedroom apartments in Perth, fridge and stove included, 670 and $795 plus hydro. Call 613-267-6115.


1 bedroom, second floor apartment, Balderson. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro included. $900/month. No pets. First and last required. Gerry 613-278-0088.


LUXURY APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a 1 bedroom unit available, as well as a couple of 2 bedroom, one bathroom units. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library, and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-267-6980 FOR SALE




3 bedroom ensuite, large yard, two car garage, island kitchen, gas fireplace. February 1. $1,000. 613-264-8904 Perth.

Carleton Place, 1 bedroom, $665/mo + util. Quiet secure building overlooking park & river. (Parking/Laundry included) Available March 1. 3 bedroom, newer execu- References required. tive home with view of Please call John Dalhousie Lake. Access to 613-253-7068 public beach, 5 appliances included, main floor mas- Carleton Place, apartment ter with ensuite, rent downtown, stairs, first/last $1,100 per month. Pro- month rent, references, no pane heat and utilities ex- smoking, no pets. tra. Respectfully, no 613-867-1905. smoking, no pets. 613-264-0002. Carleton Place. New condo, 1 bedroom, hardwood 600 sq.ft. apt. in our and tile throughout, new home. Almonte. Bathroom stainless steel appliances and kitchen privileges. including washer and dry$600 all inclusive. er. Heat, A/C and parking 613-256-0369. included. Security and fitness gym on site. Almonte 1 bedroom apt., Available immediately. close to downtown $695 $ 1 , 4 0 0 / m o n t h . utilities, water and parking 613-491-0311. included. Call 613-796-8258. Code Apartments. Smiths Available immediately 2 Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bdr condo with riverview bedroom in clean, quiet, in downtown Brockville. adult building. Fridge, $1,200.00 plus utilities stove, parking, laundry faand parking. cilities. (613)283-7779. 343-264-2124 Free rent in exchange for Bachelor suite- between work, 12 hours every Perth/Carleton Place, extra weekend on a farm in exlarge furnished, washer, change for 2 bedroom dryer, Feb. 1. No pets. No very modest house with heating, near smoking. $600/month. wood ON. R e f e r e n c e s . Kemptville, 6 1 3 2 3 2 7 6 0 9, 613-326-0366, 613-258-2958. 613-618-2662.




Furnished room own bathroom, laundry, share kitchen, 5 min walk college admin 10 min equine, female, no pets/smoking. $500/mth. (613)215-0816.



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One month free rent! Brand new 2 and 3 bedroom terrace home condos with stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, ceramic tile and ceramic back splash and much more in desirable neighbourhood. Across from the hospital. $1,250-$1,400/mth. Water, condo fees and 1 parking spot included. Heat and hydro extra. Move-in today. For more information call Mike 613-325-0754 or 613-366-2007.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, adult building. 10 Craig St. Fridge, stove, parking and laundry facilities. $820/month + utilities. Available February 1. Phone 613-283-5996.

Perth- Nice 2 bedroom apartment in town, $800/month plus utilities, seniors preferred. 613-267-5746.

Kemptville- brand new, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms contemporary condo terrace home in desirable neighbourhood. 1138 sq.ft. many upgrades. Close to hospital, schools, hiking tails and shopping. Condo fees, water and parking spot are included. Gas and hydro extra. $1,300/mth. Call Mike 613-325-0754. Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.


Pakenham area. 2 bedroom brick bungalow with carport. 20 min. to Kanata. 5 appliances. $1,200/mth. Clean country air and sunsets are free. 1 year minimum. First/last. References required. Available January 1. 613-256-2534.

Newly renovated, 2 bedroom house, Carleton Place. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro, parking, washer and dryer included $1,200/month. No pets, no smoking, first, last, references. 613-621-2299, Perth- 1 and 2 bedroom leave message. apartments, $620/month and $700/mth, in modern, Newly renovated, very well maintained, centrally building. Selarge 1/2 house, 1 bed- located system, room. Country setting by curity/intercom modern, professionally water, near Balderson. $880/mth. Heat included. maintained, laundry faBasic hydro. cilities. Parking included. Plus hydro. 613-795-1981. (613)298-2983.



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Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $795/month plus hydro. Room- Located in the No dogs. (613)349-9377. heart of Perth near the Perth Pool. Walking disPerth, 2 bedroom bright tance to Algonquin College apartment, downtown, and all essential services. with balcony. Laundry in- Room and house privilegcluded. $800 plus hydro. es available in a 4 bedAvailable February 1. room house shared with 613-200-7467. other tenants. House has full basement with newly Perth- Cozy semi-de- renovated bathroom. tached 1 bedroom with Washer and dryer available large backyard close to in basement. House is downtown, recently reno- completed with yard, deck, vated, $500 plus utilities. and shed. Available JanuAvailable Feb 1st. ary 1st, 2014. $550/month 613-264-7375. Utilities Included (Water, Heat, Air Conditioner, HyPerth, large, bright 1 and dro). No Pets. No smok2 bedroom apartments. ing in house. Contact: Close to stores and other 613-264-8565 After 7 p.m. amenities. Laundry, storage locker and parking Shamrock Apartments, available. Ample kitchen Perth, 2 bedroom apartcabinets and closet space. ment, $860/month inPrivate balcony. Fridge cludes heat and hydro. and stove provided. Please Available January 1. call 613-264-0002. 613-264-8380.



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Smiths Falls. Bachelor apartment, available May 1, no pets, no smoking, single female preferred. Call Graham 613-283-0865. Smiths Falls- bachelor apt. $575/mth all inclusive. Available immediately. Clean, cozy apt. 613-889-3017.

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Asking $249,900. 613-283-6696



Kingston 613-449-1668 Sales Representative Rid eau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage

Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an  immediate opening for the following position at our Kemptville Shop:

Must have the following: 5 - 10 Yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Experience as a Site Supervisor Red Seal CerĆ&#x;ficaĆ&#x;on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Welder, Millwright or FiĆŠer Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License with Clean Record Proven Leadership Ability Excellent CommunicaĆ&#x;on and Interpersonal Skills




Must be at least a 3rd year apprentice working towards 310T license or have a 310T Heavy Truck/Coach License Supervisory/leadership experience an asset Minimum Class G Licence required, Class D with Z Endorsement would be an asset Proven mechanical abilities in gas and diesel diagnosis and repair Experience with routine/preventative maintenance operations Experience in Heavy Equipment and Crushing Equipment repair would be an asset Some travel and flexibility in hours will be required

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: by February 7, 2014


Wanted: Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price; Cash buyer seeking small hobby or horse farm with good house and barn. Any location; A large track of waterfront property for possible development

Tallman Truck Centre Limited is looking for Truck & Coach Technicians for the following location: 405 Van Buren St, Kemptville Reporting to the Service Manager, this position is responsible to diagnose problems and make repairs to all types of trucks, buses, trailers, and other automotive vehicles. Tallman Truck Centre Limited is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 Best Managed Companies. We offer excellent growth potential and a competitive compensation and comprehensive beneďŹ t package, as well as leading edge working environment, enthusiastic team atmosphere, and career education training. Responsibilities: - Performs all work listed on work orders assigned by the Service Manager. Documents work completed on the work order form. - Keeps track of time spent on each job using the time clock system in accordance with established work instructions - Performs safety inspections and other routine maintenance items in accordance with established work instructions/ checklists. - Complies with all relevant Health & Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures. - Expected to have a positive attitude and promote a healthy work environment - Other related duties as assigned Requirements: - Licensed or 3rd year Truck & Coach Technician - Good communication skills and work attitude - Must be available for shift work as per our current hours of business - Quality driven is required

DUE TO OUR CONTINUED GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR 1 Site Supervisor Smiths Falls Facility and 1 Site Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trenton Facility

613-273-5000 Cottage Resort Business: 14 furnished clean and tidy rental cottages, over 800â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of great shoreline. 7 room owners home. $735,000 includes 10 boats, 10 motors, all furnishings. 100 Acre Hillside Productive Farm: Huge dairy barn and 10 room red brick farm house. Small maple bush, 1000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; road frontage. $224,900. Owner anxious. Fixer Upper: Popular Village sturdy 3 bedroom home on huge lot with small barn/garage. Several trees. Owner will accept $59,000 o.b.o. with $4,900 down. Napanee area: Streamside attractive 4 bedroom 2 storey spacious 1-1/2 bathroom, clean and tidy farmhouse on treed acre plus waterfront lot, just minutes from Napanee. $179,000. Perfect village 1200 sq.ft. spacious like new bungalow. Fully finished lower level. Large master bedroom with ensuite. Lot 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep x 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; frontage. Bargain priced at $163,000.


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Are you concerned about someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? FOR RENT There is help available for you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Spacious newly renovated Call 613-284-6100, 3 bedroom apt downtown 257-3138, 272-3105, Perth $800 + heat 203-3713, 826-2566, 613-264-8904 avail Feb. 1. 283-5038.


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Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth


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Smiths Falls. Nice 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. REAL ESTATE Fridge, stove, back yard, parking, non-smoking, no pets, first and last. $755 plus hydro. 613-342-0829 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pinesâ&#x20AC;? Bargain- Private please leave message. Sale. Three bedroom bungalow, exceptionally maintained, updates, family STORAGE kitchen, fireplaces, gas, new bathroom. Low heating costs. Reduced to sell. $236,000.00. Call Charlie 613-285-6989. Smiths Falls




Smiths Falls, 3 Bdrm. Ground floor. 66 Queen St. $915/mth. First & last month rent. Gas & hyrdo extra. Della Realy 613-790-8556.

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Shared accommodations, female preferred, sunny upper floor in beautiful country home, near Franktown. Includes private living area, balcony and bedroom, $550 inclusive. 613-284-9832.




THE EMC - 40 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

We are looking for results oriented people who have in-depth knowledge of the trades and who are capable of assuming boĆŠom line responsibiliĆ&#x;es in the pursuit of excellence and delivery. Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energeĆ&#x;c, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In It For You â&#x20AC;˘ Health and Dental Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Training and Other Tools and Resources for Success â&#x20AC;˘ Advancement OpportuniĆ&#x;es â&#x20AC;˘ CompeĆ&#x;Ć&#x;ve Salary â&#x20AC;˘ Profit Sharing APPLY AT: or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 14, 2014 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS Mississippi Mills Public Library requires a Branch Services Supervisor (Pakenham Branch) Salary Currently under Review

The Mississippi Mills Public Library is looking for a Part Time Branch Services Supervisor who is dynamic, community-focused and has the experience to introduce new initiatives that are responsive to community and patron needs. DUTIES Working in the Pakenham Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library and under the direction of the CEO/Chief Librarian: u acts as supervisor for branch services u is responsible for providing public library services including circulation duties, reader’s advisory and reference support, collection maintenance, social media u troubleshoots technology u with our team plans and oversees programmes and community outreach u supports special grant projects or programmes (for example, summer students, tech tutors, literacy tutors) u assists with selection of adult materials u assists with the training of new staff u organizes and directs Pakenham Branch staff and volunteers u Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS. u Two year Library Technician Diploma with relevant experience in a public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience u Successful experience in a public library setting with some supervisory experience; demonstrated progressive responsibility u Proficiency in windows based computer system/software, spreadsheet software and social media tools is required; experience with library circulation systems/software is preferred. u Excellent oral and written communications skills u Excellent public relations skills; tact, resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to perform well under stress u Ability to work as part of a team Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, January 24, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Tel: 613.256-1037 Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.




JOIN THE TEAM! Operations/Project Manager Roof & Building Service is actively seeking a full-time Project Manager in the construction/ roofing industry. Company vehicle to be provided and wages to be negotiated.

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Job Requirements: - Minimum of 5 years experience - Travel within eastern Ontario - Read, write and speak English - Excellent communication - Attention to detail - Positive attitude

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to or fax to (613) 264-0882. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all who apply for this position, but only those granted an interview will be contacted. CL454187/0123


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Town of Smiths Falls Recruiting for an On-Call Spare Crossing Guard The Town of Smiths Falls is currently looking to fill one position u On-Call Spare Crossing Guard to fill absences. The successful candidate must be able to attend crossings with short notice . Primary Purpose: To escort school children across a roadway safely at designated school crossing locations. Qualifications: u Good communication skills. u React safely and quickly to traffic conditions. u Able to display a school crossing stop sign (weight up to 2 pounds) in an upright position so that it is visible to vehicular traffic approaching from each direction, and extend the other arm out parallel for one minute on a frequent basis. u Must be able to perform crossing duties in all weather conditions. u Successful applicant must obtain an acceptable Security Clearance Request certificate from Smiths Falls Police Services. Qualified candidates may submit a resume in confidence to: Kim Miskelly, Human Resources Coordinator Town of Smiths Falls P.O. Box 695 77 Beckwith Street North Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T6 Fax: 613.283.4124 Email : Deadline for resume submissions – Thursday January 30, 2014 We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Résumes will be protected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for the purpose of this employment competition. THE EMC - 41 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Full time High Quality CSR fast paced copy shop Computer skills, Multitasker, experience Graphic /web design an asset,


Only qualiďŹ ed applicants should apply and you will be contacted for an interview.

Hunt & Dopson Insurance Group Inc is looking to ďŹ ll our ofďŹ ce managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position. Our manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of our Broker team. The successful candidate must have their RIBO license and at least ďŹ ve years of experience in personal/ commercial lines insurance. Prior management experience an asset. Please forward resume by fax or email by Jan 31, 2013 to: 613-283-3671 or by email: or send by mail to: P.O. Box 428 Stn Main Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T4

Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 1 . 0 0 - $ 1 4 . 0 0 / h r. (613)489-3993 or Help Wanted! Make $1000 weekly mailing brochures from HOME! NO experience required. Start immediately! Live in companion required for elderly gentleman, must be unattached, free room and board in separate quarters. Home is between Ompah and Ardock on the Mississippi River. Call Lynn at Perth Acupuncture Clinic for more details 613-267-1119. Painter Wanted minimum 5 years experience. Must be hard working and reliable. Non-smoker preferred. Call 613-253-9269. Part time dishwasher required immediately. Apply after 4, ask for Jim or George. Country Diner Restaurant, 23 Union St. Smiths Falls.


Please no phone calls and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Customer service representative highly needed by our company. Applicant must be accurate, 18 yrs or older, have good typing skills, speak English or French fluently. Any job experience can apply. Salary is $3900 monthly. Email me at jamesmurrayhldng@ if interested. Do you have 10 hours/week To Earn $1500/month? Operate a Mini Office from your home computer. Free Online training.

If you feel you have the qualiďŹ cations to ďŹ ll this position, please send your resume to: PO Box 158, c/o the EMC, 65 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4T1.

Are you an energetic, dynamic and motivated person with previous Insurance experience?


The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is a fully accredited acute care community hospital located on two state-of-the-art sites in the picturesque communities of Perth and Smiths Falls. The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, medicine, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis, as well as diagnostic imaging, laboratory and infection control services. Due to the pending retirement (October 2014) of the current President & CEO, the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hospitalâ&#x20AC;?) is seeking a highly skilled, motivated individual to ďŹ ll this challenging role.

PRESIDENT & CEO As President & CEO, you will report to a highly skilled policy governance Board of Directors, and lead a reputable and skilled executive team. As a coach, manager and advocate, you will promote PSFDHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission, ensure operational and clinical excellence, champion quality patient care, foster organizational accountability and ďŹ nancial stewardship, build upon a strong community presence, while fostering an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. PSFDH has strengthened its ďŹ nancial position while supporting its goals of providing excellent, high quality patient care and satisfaction in conjunction with ensuring the ongoing engagement of all staff and physicians. The new President & CEO will continue to develop relationships with the staff, physicians, volunteers, auxiliaries and foundations and work on strengthening relationships and partnerships with community groups and stakeholders. You will have experience in the areas of clinical care, quality and risk management; possess a strong ďŹ scal acumen to ensure the PSFDHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nancial health; and solid experience developing relationships with strategic partners. The ideal candidate will also have current senior hospital administration experience. These skills will be highly valued, as will your knowledge of and exposure to policy governance.



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General Manager Metroland East â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smiths Falls

THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corpora on, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informa on to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and adver sers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re con nuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connec on to the community. For further informa on, please visit THE POSITION â&#x20AC;˘ Repor ng into the Regional General Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the Phone Book division serving 23 markets in Ontario, the Smiths Falls Record News, Kemptville Advance, Perth Courier, and the Almonte / Carleton Place Canadian Gaze e. Successful candidate will lead our sales teams, represent Metroland in the Community, and meet company standards for profitability and editorial excellence. Candidate will also focus their team on new regional objec ves set out by the Regional Publisher such as digital strategies, specialty publica ons, and website audience enhancement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES â&#x20AC;˘ Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objec ves as well as maximize market poten al in all business segments/divisions. â&#x20AC;˘ Develop and execute aggressive sales and marke ng strategies across the Phonebook division, all 4 newspapers and the regional websites. â&#x20AC;˘ Day to day management of the division to achieve the opera ng plan including financial, digital, editorial, circula on, and administra ve budgets/plans by implemen ng management controls which monitor performance and by taking correc ve ac on when areas of non-performance is iden fied. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist the Regional General Manager and Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly iden fies objec ves, strategies, priori es and new innova ve opportuni es in this division â&#x20AC;˘ To maximize community and reader involvement through mely, crea ve and accurate repor ng of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards â&#x20AC;˘ To monitor the distribu on system to ensure accurate and mely delivery of company products and inserts â&#x20AC;˘ Iden fies and develops new business opportuni es to a ain and exceed revenue targets â&#x20AC;˘ To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, businesses associa ons, and through Division promo ons and by par cipa ng in community events â&#x20AC;˘ To ensure that all staďŹ&#x192;ng levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and eďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve performance measures are assigned and employees are mo vated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objec ves u lizing sound management tools and prac ces â&#x20AC;˘ Promotes a coopera ve and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, produc vity, and eďŹ&#x192;ciency/eďŹ&#x20AC;ec veness â&#x20AC;˘ Support corporate sales with local sales ac vity SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Building EďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve Teams * Conflict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Direc ng Others * Innova on Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Poli cal Savvy* Strategic Thinking â&#x20AC;˘ Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenue-produc on opportuni es â&#x20AC;˘ Must be results oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Experience with and understanding of Metroland digital strategies â&#x20AC;˘ Strong and proven project management skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communica on and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staďŹ&#x20AC; to mo vate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. â&#x20AC;˘ Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representa ve of the divisions. Strong knowledge of the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products, services, circula on and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues â&#x20AC;˘ Crea ve and innova ve thinker who can analyze and develop new solu ons or approaches â&#x20AC;˘ 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s) â&#x20AC;˘ College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external pos ng and that further considera on will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posi on.

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Service technician for delivery and maintenance of portable toilets. Part time training January to April switching to full time in April. Knowledge of local area is required. Submit resume and driver abstract to, drop off or mail to 2762 Drummond Conc 7, RR#6, Perth, ON K7H 3C8.

Wanted- Bayfield Manor Nursing and Retirement Home: Cook with papers for a part-time maternity shift. The person needs a diploma from a recognized college or a red seal designation. They must have a good work ethic, be able to follow department regulations and be a co-operative team player. Experience with seniors is an asset. Qualified applicants please submit a current resume electronically by January 27, 2014 to: Barbara Empey, Nutritional Manager. Email:

Certified PSW plus house cleaning. Reasonable rates. Smiths Falls and area. Call 613-283-9067.

Mature PSW offering private home care in Perth and area. Help with the things you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do on your own in order to keep you in your home. Flexible scheduling. Reasonable rates. Call Doug 613-264-0828 or email at

Every Working Mother & Father needs a housewife. Each home is custom priced in the presence of the owner to ensure my cleaning will meet your needs & budget. 613-219-7277.

WORK WANTED Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

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Stock Clerk (Part-Time) Receive and stock merchandise and inventory at the location. Will assist customers with carry in and carry out of merchandise. Clean the store at opening and closing. Team player with excellent customer service skills. Must be able to multi-task. Earn $500/weekly. Resumes to


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Business Manager Metroland East- Smiths Falls -OĆŠawa

THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corpora on, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informa on to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and adver sers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re con nuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connec on to the community. For further informa on, please visit



THE POSITION â&#x20AC;˘ Repor ng into the VP and Regional Publisher, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of accoun ng/ finance and administra ve func ons, and oversee the Finance/ Administra on staďŹ&#x20AC;, for the region of Metroland East. This is an exci ng opportunity for someone who is results oriented, wants to make a diďŹ&#x20AC;erence and will take the role to the next level.

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Die Reprocessing Operator Central Wire Industries Ltd., a leading stainless and nickel alloy wire manufacturer, has an opening for a Die Reprocessing Operator in their Perth, Ontario location (shift to be determined). Die Reprocessing Operators are responsible for reprocessing all types of dies used at Central Wire as well as maintaining the die stock and equipment. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, possess excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently and perform multiple tasks. Central Wire offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. If you are interested in becoming part of the CWI team, please submit your rĂŠsumĂŠ by email to or mail to the address below. Central Wire Industries Ltd. Attn: Human Resources 1 North Street Perth, Ontario K7H 2S2



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES â&#x20AC;˘ Compile miscellaneous sales and income statements, schedules, and reports for Publisher by specified me periods and deadlines â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure Metroland East operates within all company financial policies and compliance laws â&#x20AC;˘ Assist the business in development of Strategic Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Development of all related financial forecas ng for the region â&#x20AC;˘ Experience wri ng business plans for new projects â&#x20AC;˘ Monitor and provide detailed explana ons of Key Performance Indicators and business expenses and assist in proper alloca on as needed â&#x20AC;˘ Oversee the processing of payroll including new hires and termina ons â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare Ad Hoc repor ng to assist the Publisher, departments and Head oďŹ&#x192;ce with financial data â&#x20AC;˘ Prepara on and report for annual internal audits â&#x20AC;˘ Manage and provide leadership for the Accoun ng staďŹ&#x20AC; â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure month end and quarterly financial commentaries are completed accurately and on a mely basis â&#x20AC;˘ Liaise with IT on the automated billing system, MPE. â&#x20AC;˘ Other du es as may be assigned SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Developing Direct Reports * Innova on Management * Managing Vision & Purpose * Poli cal Savvy* Strategic Thinking * Process Management* Managing and Measuring Work* Problem Solving* Business Acumen. â&#x20AC;˘ CGA/CMA with a college or University educa on â&#x20AC;˘ Five to seven years accoun ng experience, including managerial experience overseeing finance employees â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in Business Planning/Strategic Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communica on skills, orally and wri en â&#x20AC;˘ Superior Computer knowledge(Excel, Word, Outlook), including experience working with pivot tables â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with an automated billing system/ customer management system â&#x20AC;˘ Detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent organiza onal skills


M&K Renovations looking for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, doors. Call Mike for quote, 613-259-2446, 613-464-2622.

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The new Fiat 500L: Growing to meet family needs Fiat’s return to North America continues bolstered by the recent news that Fiat has reached an agreement to purchase the remaining shares of Chrysler from a United Auto Workers union trust fund. While the new 2014 500L may have been based on a subcompact, this four-door five-passenger transport has an EPA classed large-car interior and actually has more inner volume than a Dodge Charger. It’s designed on the new “small-wide” vehicle architecture with 27 inches more length, plus six inches more in height and width. The entry level POP version of the 500L starts at $18,995 while my LOUNGE trimmed model came in at $28,240 with the optional panoramic AUCTIONS AUCTIONS sunroof and six speed dual-dry-clutch automatic transmission (all prices before destination, dealer prep, current QUALITY ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION SALE incentives or taxes). Power is supplied by a 1.4 L 16 valve four-cylinder turboSaturday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. charged engine which puts out 160 hp. To be held at our facility Other than the automatic HVAC sys15093 Cty. Rd. 18, tem, and sunroof, the list of equipment East of Osnabruck Centre and accessories is pretty much average From Hwy. 401 take Ingleside Exit

Lifestyle – The vehicles I road test for these reviews (yes it’s a tough job, but I’m willing to make sacrifices), come from two main sources: press fleets owned by the Canadian head offices of the manufacturers and local dealerships. If you are interested in learning more about any of these vehicles, check out the manufacturers’ websites or better yet, call your local dealership and speak to one of their knowledgeable staff. It’s the ultimate in interactive information gathering. The 2014 Fiat 500L I enjoyed for this review came from Chrysler Canada’s press fleet.


#770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1 1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd. 18, travel 1/2 km. Watch for signs! We Have Been Commissioned To Auction The Contents of an Antique and Nostalgia Store from Montreal consisting of a large qty. of Advertising, Toys and Other Rare and Interesting Collectibles Note: This is an extremely partial listing of an over 1100 lot auction with a magnificent lineup of advertising, toys, collectibles, and items not found in many of today’s auctions. Plan to attend for this is a very interesting auction with something for everyone. We are already booking spring 2014 on site auctions call now for available dates. We are now accepting consignments for our annual Spring Equipment & Machinery Auction. The most successful spring auction is planned and booked in the winter!!! Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for loss or accident Terms: Cash or good cheque with proper I.D. No Buyers Premium!!!!!!! Auction Conducted By: Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON (613) 537-8862 For full lising & pictures see (Over 100 Photos!!!!)


for this price class. Over-sized door windows are matched with an equally tall windshield and back glass to provide a nearly 360 degree panoramic view which goes a long way to dispel any feelings that you’re in a Fiat 500 variant. The 500L boasts best-in-class front head and shoulder room along with rear cargo space (with the back seats in use). Entry to either the front or rear seats is a breeze with tall doors. Rear seat room is okay for two, but I wouldn’t want to be the third person on a longer trip. The 500L’s lighter chassis lets the engine make the most out of its 160 horses and acceleration is better than

expected with minimal turbo-lag. Highway speeds didn’t bring any excessive road or wind noises and the ride was smoother than expected for a shorter wheelbase vehicle. The wheel track that is proportionally wider than most vehicles gives the Fiat quick and firm cornering abilities while still being very stable. The nice thing about road testing vehicles in winter is the chance to assess heater and defroster power and cabin comfort. The 500L warms up fast and clears all the glass surfaces quickly at which point the automatic control can be set for a steady cabin temperature. The 500L’s optional P225/45R17 tires are available from a very large list of manufacturers ranging from $125 to $350 each. A dealership oil change with the required synthetic oil will set you back around $90. An engine air filter is a little pricey at $72 and front pads and rotors will cost $223 and $179 respectively. These parts will eventually become available from the aftermarket thus reducing their prices to a more moderate level.

NRCan hasn’t published fuel economy figures yet for the 500L. The EPA of the US rates it at 30 mpg (converted to imperial gallons) city and 39.6 mpg highway. The 50 L fuel tank should therefore deliver a range of about 575 km and cost around $56 to fill at $1.25/L. Like all new generation Fiats, the 500L is backed by a three-year/60,000 km basic warranty and a fiveyear/100,000 km power-train plan. Roadside assistance is also available for five-year/100,000 km. Since the modern Fiat 500’s global launch in 2007, more than one million of these efficient and city-friendly vehicles have been sold in more than 110 countries worldwide. Canadian sales were slow to start but have taken off to competitive levels. If you’re tired of the cookie-cutter approach to four-door vehicle design, the 500L might just be what you’re looking for. Yours in service, Brian Turner

Intelligent spy thriller offers up plenty of action MOVIE: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit STARRING: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh RATING: PG Arts – There’s nothing like a good spy film to get you on the edge of your seat. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a classic spy versus spy film with the fate of the free world at stake. The beauty of it is that the weapons of choice aren’t guns, or bombs, or W.M.Ds but, something truly evil; our own economy. Jack Ryan, a former Marine with a Ph.D. in world economics, was the perfect candidate to be recruited by the CIA. His handler, Harper (Kevin Costner), brought him in to be an analyst. Jack was to work on Wall Street making sure the wrong people weren’t gathering funds for another attack. Then Jack starts to see some disturbAUCTIONS


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Vintage floor model dentist drill – including spit bowl + tools, Milk Cans, (Early) large pine cupboard base, Royal Doulton, Kenwood wool blankets, Royalty books, large set of flatware with chest, set of four press back chairs, retro china cabinet, miscellaneous dishes, washstand, craft supplies, large tapestry, garden tools, handmade Afghans, homemade doll house, Delta drill press, many many items to numerous to mention. This is a large quality sale from a very clean three bedroom home.

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ing trends coming out of Russia. Huge amounts of money are being moved and hidden. As an executive of the company working with the Russians, Jack is asked to go and do an audit. As a CIA agent Jack suspects something catastrophic is in the works, and needs to uncover it. On his arrival at his hotel room Jack’s driver tries to kill him. Instinct takes over and Jack manages to kill his attacker, but Jack is badly shaken. He makes contact with the CIA and Harper shows up to talk him down. There’s no doubt

now the Russians, and in particular Russian businessman Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh), are up to something. For Jack it means he’s been upgraded from analyst to field agent. Jack knows that Cherevin is planning something that will devastate the U.S. economy, but he needs to know when. To make matters more difficult Jack’s fiancée, Cathy (Keira Knightley), shows up to surprise him. The two of them get pulled into a very dangerous game where the stakes are higher than anyone realizes. Kenneth Branagh is one of my favourite actors and directors. With a film like Shadow Recruit, a film that’s basically some mindless winter fun, he brings an intelligence and art that elevates it. He balances the action spy film with a sense of realism. There’s this sense that this scenario is very much possible, and it heightens the tension and makes the

action that much more exciting. For Branagh the action is great, but the film is really about two very intelligent spies dueling with each other. Chris Pine is really good. Pine’s not a bad action hero, but it isn’t what Jack is really about. Jack’s real strength is his ability to make connections and understand what it all means. His real weapon is his mind and Pine nails it. Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner are excellent. Knightley’s chemistry with Pine is electric, and Harper is one of Costner’s best characters. Then there’s Kenneth Branagh who as Cherevin is the quintessential Russian oligarch. A spy film is only as good as its villain, and Branagh is brilliant. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an intelligent action film and a great spy flick. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

OPP, OFSC kick off Snowmobile Safety Week News – Jan. 18 to 26 is Snowmobile Safety Week and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) kicked off the campaign with some important messages about staying safe throughout the snowmobile season in Ontario. OPP Commissioner Lewis, Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander for Traffic Safety and Operational Support were joined by OFSC vice-president Graham Snyder, members of the Highway Safety Division and other OPP and OFSC members to share information about the risks and dangers associated with snowmobiling. The OPP also shed light on the five fatal snowmobile collisions that have taken the lives of six people so far this season, citing speed as a causal factor in all five of these incidents, four of which occurred on roads and none on OFSC prescribed trails. According to the OPP, a change in behaviour is needed in some segments of the snowmobile community because speed was a causal factor in half of the 18 snowmobile fatalities that occurred last season (2012-2013) THE EMC - 44 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

and the other half were attributed to drinking and riding. The OPP and OFSC praised the collaboration of the STOP (Snowmobile Trail Officer Patrol) and SAVE (Snowmobile ATV and Vessel Enforcement) Unit members in their efforts to make snowmobiling in Ontario safe through a combination of enforcement and education. Frigid temperatures, unstable terrain, lakes and rivers and reduced visibility were identified as some of the natural elements that make snowmobilers a particularly vulnerable group of riders. The OPP and OFSC emphasized the importance of riding sober, avoiding lakes and rivers and they recommended staying on OFSC prescribed trails to increase their chances of enjoying incident-free riding. OFSC prescribed trails are groomed, maintained and patrolled throughout the season. As part of the kick-off, STOP chair Andy Chvedukas recounted a story about a significant snowmobile collision that almost cost him his life and left him severely injured. Chvedukas’ snowmobile collided with a

tree when he glanced back for just a few seconds to see if his fellow riders were still behind him. The OPP and OFSC are asking snowmobilers across the province to get on board with their efforts to make snowmobiling in Ontario safe and enjoyable by riding within the law. The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the Provincial Traffic Safety Program. The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation, development and enforcement. For more information on snowmobile safety, please visit: www. or www.ofsc. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.

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Mayor heralds economic development, growth in Carleton Place in 2013 By TARA GESNER

News – As Carleton Place councillors begin the final year of their mandate, mayor Wendy LeBlanc took time last Tuesday, Jan. 14, to deliver her annual year in review speech, reflecting on the past 12 months and looking ahead to 2014. “In reviewing the accomplishments of this council during the past three years, we can be proud of how we have responsibly managed the growth of the community, how we have shown fiscal responsibility – both in the present and for the future, and how we have made major impacts on the quality of life here in Carleton Place,” LeBlanc told those in attendance at the regular meeting of council. The political leader noted the level of satisfaction of local residents and their desire to volunteer and engage in community life are indicators “we are on the right track for making our community welcoming, livable and affordable for all ages, interests, and family makeup.” Businesses moving to town are embraced by the community and offered services by way of assistance. Furthermore, growth and expansion are encouraged. “These accomplishments are ones that reflect our collective desire to work for the benefit of the entire community,” LeBlanc said. Inconsistencies Carleton Place is faced more and more with inconsistencies from the province, according to the mayor. “Over the years, all Ontario municipalities have come to expect grants from the province, yet as the province has had to deal with its own significant def-

icits, it looked to reducing grants as a means of saving money,” LeBlanc said. One of the biggest losses came by way of the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) that is tied to policing costs. Town staff and the Police Services Board, and even senior members of the Contract Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) “addressed the significant additional costs in policing and keep this year’s property tax increase to under two per cent,” the mayor said. “However, this came at a cost to all other departments whose budgets were held at a zero per cent increase,” she added. The province denied Carleton Place’s bid for various infrastructure grants “because it deems us to be a wealthy community and can pay for projects through local taxpayers’ dollars.” The town responded to the provincial government about the unfairness of this granting system. “We believe the dollars should be distributed through an equitable formula as opposed to being allocated based on application analysis,” LeBlanc said. “Another significant concern is the financial destabilization of municipally run and private daycares, owing to the now schoolbased all-day kindergarten programs,” the mayor continued. LeBlanc and senior staff continue communications with the minister of education and the assistant deputy minister of education. On top, a coalition of mayors of eastern Ontario communities is forming to make representation to the ministry in February. Given all the uncertainties and challenges faced, LeBlanc thanked town staff for its ongoing and dedicated service to the


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Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc community. Economic development LeBlanc took time to highlight the work of economic development coordinator Jasmin Ralph: W.E.L.L. (Women Entrepreneurs from North Leeds and Lanark); the town’s new economic development website (www.businesscarletonplace. ca); new signage at each of the business/industrial parks; deal-

ing with requests for information from businesses and entrepreneurs exploring moving to or relocating in Carleton Place; attending trade shows to promote the town as part of the Ontario East Advanced Manufacturing Sector Team; meeting with business owners as part of her business retention and expansion plan and to collect information to profile businesses on the new website; and strengthening ties

with local and regional partners. “New retail shops, services and restaurants opened, particularly in the downtown core, along with new small businesses located in all three industrial parks,” LeBlanc said. “The value of the actual new builds amounted to $4 million of growth.” Progress continued on the McNeely Avenue extension to Highway 15. “The County of Lanark earmarked $1.4 million towards design and construction costs,” LeBlanc said, “and they will adopt it as a county road and four-lane it in the future.” She noted this roadway will “open several hundred acres of valuable property slated for housing, parks and trails, schools and highway commercial development.” “Opposite this property and located just south-west of the Highway 15 – Captain A. Roy Brown Boulevard junction – is a 35 acre site identified for industrial uses,” LeBlanc continued. “Progress in planning the massive project is steady, but it will be some time before local residents actually see concrete results.” St. James Anglican Church constructed a new assembly hall, housing classrooms, offices and accessible washrooms, in addition to a kitchen. The town sold the property adjacent to the Market Square on Beckwith Street to Parkview Homes. The development will consist of ground floor commercial with apartments above. In June of 2013, a major change in the recycling and waste management program came into effect with increased numbers of items accepted for recycling along with a change in the sticker system. “Housing starts in 2013,

amounting to $13 million, were lower than average, due mostly to the lengthy delays in the HighGate subdivision being able to get the shovel in the ground,” LeBlanc noted. “Council viewed plans for large scale residential developments from Nu-Globe and Jackson Heights, and DevCore is planning a stacked townhouse complex as well as a large residential development,” she continued. “Brigil has proposed a much-needed apartment building complex, and Cinnamon Suites on Coleman Street is now complete.” Just east of the apartment block, Darma plans to construct a condo townhouse complex. Staff and council developed a new Official Plan and reviewed and renewed the development permit bylaw. “Some significant changes include the designation of four strategic properties in the community that, in the future, could become multi-use developments close to the downtown core,” LeBlanc explained. “Updates to the development permit bylaw reflect the changes to the Official Plan as well as tweaking areas in the original document of five years ago that staff identified as issues to be resolved such as improving community input as well as streamlining the process for developers.” Other highlights “Many of these are special projects undertaken by individual councillors and, once again, I commend them for their work and also to the members of council who supported them,” LeBlanc said. Council unanimously reaffirmed its support for the See REVIEW page A/CP7

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Led by Beckie Scott’s first-ever medal for Canada in the sport of cross-country skiing at the 2002 Olympics when she skied to the gold, Canada has won three Olympic medals in total. Scott also won a silver in the team sprint with Sara Renner in 2006 – the same year Crawford won the gold medal in the skate-sprint race. The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will take place from Feb. 7 to 23. Logo fundraiser Mississippi Mills resident Jane Torrance is spearheading a fundraiser to help put the town logo on

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Perianne Jones’ uniform when she travels to Sochi. A total of $10,000 needs to be raised in sponsorship and Torrance is hoping 100 people will each be able to chip in $100 towards the effort. Those wishing to donate can do so at Baker Bob’s in Almonte or the Almonte branch of the Royal Bank where a community account has been set up. Torrance is hoping funds will be collected by Feb. 1 before the Games begin. Stay up to date on Jones by visiting For an in-depth profile on Jones’ road to the Olympics, please see next week’s issue of the Canadian Gazette.

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Co-op education placement at OWFC fans flames of possible firefighting career By TARA GESNER

News – In Carleton Place there are numerous co-operative opportunities for students to enhance their skills. Since last September 16-year-old Dylan Devlin, a Grade 11 student at Carleton Place High School (CPHS), has spent two hours daily, Monday to Friday, at the Ocean Wave Fire Company (OWFC). For close to 13 years the local fire brigade has assisted students at both CPHS and Notre Dame Catholic High School (NDCHS) in gaining experience in the workforce as they make important decisions about their educational career paths. “We have a student from Carleton Place High School for one semester,” fire chief Les Reynolds said, “and the following semester it’s a student from Notre Dame Catholic High School.” Devlin’s time at the OWFC comes to an end at the end of the month. “I’ve learned a lot,” he said, “and it’s been fun.” CPHS teacher Andy Kerr-Wilson referred to the OWFC as “prized,” a

great place for a student to do a cooperative placement. He tips his hat to the individuals at the fire department for their support of the program. “Over the course of several years we’ve had good kids, we’ve had some not so good kids,” Reynolds stated. “We’ve also had a few standouts.” “Dylan is a standout,” he continued. “He always shows up with a positive attitude,” fire prevention officer Matt Anderson said. “He’s a great kid, a hard worker.” Anderson himself is a past OWFC co-operative student. The fire chief noted new firefighter recruit Casey Gardiner, a full-time paramedic, is also a past co-operative student at the department. At the end of May 2013 Devlin finished treatment for cancer. “I am now cancer free,” he told the Canadian Gazette on Monday, Jan. 20. Devlin’s role at the OWFC is restricted, just like a probationary firefighter. He works under the direction of deputy fire chief Dave Joy and fire prevention officers Anderson and


On Monday, Jan. 20, 16-year-old Dylan Devlin, a Grade 11 student at Carleton Place High School, celebrates the end of his successful co-operative placement at the Ocean Wave Fire Company (OWFC) with, from left: fire prevention officer Matt Anderson; fire chief Les Reynolds; Devlin; deputy chief Dave Joy; and fire prevention officer Richard Jackson.

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The Town of Mississippi Mills, hereinafter referred to as the Corporation is seeking proposals from the private sector for the provision of professional services for engineering, detailed design and project management for the replacement of Structure P-002, the Campbell Bridge. The Campbell Bridge is located on Concession 9 North Pakenham, approximately 2.1 km North of County Road 20, in the Town of Mississippi Mills. Tenders available for pick up at the Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0. All RFP’s to be submitted no later than February 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm. For further information please contact Cory Smith, Public Works Technologist at (613) 256-2064 Ext 229 or via email

The Town of Mississippi Mills, hereinafter referred to as the Corporation is seeking proposals from the private sector for the provision of professional services for engineering, detailed design and project management for the replacement of Structure R-003, the Concession 6D Bridge. The Concession 6D Bridge is located on Concession 6D Ramsay, approximately 0.45 km North of the Clayton Road, in the Town of Mississippi Mills.

WINTER PARKING On-street parking and parking within municipal parking lots is not permiƩed between the hours of 1:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. from November 1 in any year to April 15 of the following year, both dates inclusive, as it impedes winter control operaƟons. No person shall park or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway at any time when the highway is specially marked with signs indicating snow removal or when such person has received verbal or written notice from a representative of the Town indicating the prohibition of parking.

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Richard Jackson. He assists with the physical care of trucks, equipment and fire hall and checks, tests and maintains such. “Also, he helps both myself and our fire prevention officers with public education programs and inspections,” Joy said. Just before Christmas, Devlin accompanied the deputy chief to Elizabeth Court, a local non-profit housing corporation for seniors, to speak about fire safety. Although it hasn’t happened yet, if there was an emergency fire call Devlin would go on the truck with firefighters, lending assistance at the scene. Although he is back at CPHS in September for Grade 12, upon graduation Devlin would like to join the military. “Firefighting is a stream within the military Dylan could follow,” Reynolds said. “If it doesn’t happen, I plan on learning a trade and becoming a volunteer firefighter with the local fire department,” Devlin said with a smile. The OWFC’s upcoming co-operative student, from NDCHS, starts at the beginning of February.

Request for Proposal packages are available for pick up at the Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0. All RFP’s to be submitted no later than February 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm. For further information please contact Cory Smith, Public Works Technologist at (613) 256-2064 Ext 229 or via email csmith@

Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MISSISSIPPI MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY requires a Processing Assistant – “Casual/Relief” $16.42 to $20.20 For a detailed job description check out our website at townhall/employment or call Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian at 613 256-1037.

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Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, January 24, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, January 24, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

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Scotiabank gives back to local community in more ways than one By TARA GESNER

Community – A $5,000 donation to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation from Scotiabank is “the icing on the cake,” said Robyn Arseneau, the foundation’s manager of fundraising. “It is amazing, wonderful and totally unexpected,” she added. On Friday morning, Jan. 17, she accepted the gift from local Scotiabank branch manager Christene Coulas. The money is earmarked for patient care equipment. Stanley Cup The $5,000 contribution wasn’t the only surprise Scotiabank had up its sleeve. On Dec. 8 members of the Carleton Place Novice A Kings volunteered their services at the CPDMH’s annual tree lighting festivities – just one of the many ways the team gives back to the local community. That night, to say thank you for the wonder-

ful work they do in Carleton Place, Coulas announced $1,000 in financial backing for the Kings, part of the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program. “Scotiabank branches support over 4,500 minor hockey leagues across Canada,” she said. Team members were delighted, but their level of excitement was about to go up a few notches. The door to the hospital’s boardroom opened and in came the much-loved Stanley Cup, the championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League. For almost one hour, players had an opportunity to pose for an individual and family photo with the trophy. “It was a wonderful opportunity for us,” Arseneau said, “and it was great to share it with the kids.” The Stanley Cup surprise was all caught on camera for a Scotiabank commercial. To view the Scotiabank commercial, go to com/watch?v=gEuX4mvh5BY. Scotiabank staff, local politicians and CPDMH patients, staff and trustees also spent time with the Stanley Cup. Moreover, the trophy was

briefly taken to the Bowes Brothers Home for Christmas concert, taking place in the upstairs hall at the local arena. Proceeds from the concert benefited the hospital. Arseneau noted $4,644 was raised at the event.

fundraising goal for equipment is $341,000. The opening $200,000 of an $800,000 expense for X-ray replacement equipment, which will be paid over a four-year period, is included in the figure. “X-ray equipment has an average life of approximately 10 years,” Arseneau said. Medical equipment The new X-ray equipment is not expected at For the current fiscal year the foundation’s the CPDMH beginning in 2015.

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Animal control issue packs Carleton Place council chambers once again News – The proposed Lanark Animal Pound (LAP) in Montague Township continues to be a hot topic in Carleton Place. Yet again, residents packed council chambers last Tuesday, Jan. 14, for the latest discussion concerning the matter. Carleton Place has temporarily postponed its decision whether or not to support the proposed construction of the LAP. “We want to find the best solution possible – for everyone,” mayor Wendy LeBlanc said. She previously stated, “Each person sitting around this council table has the same desire, to make sure the animals in our community are cared for in a

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being promoted as “a bare bones facility.” They want the town continue to work with the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) in Smiths Falls. Currently, the municipality has an agreement with the no-kill shelter for its animal pound services – but only until the end of 2014. “Right now, the town rents pound spaces at LAWS,” Les Reynolds explained, and “it works.” Reynolds is town’s director of protective services and fire chief. He is also a member of the LAP working group, which also includes representatives from Lanark Highlands, Tay Valley, Mississippi Mills, Perth, Montague, Drummond/North Elmsley and Rideau Lakes. Going forward “Carleton Place have five spaces – A number of Carleton Place residents enough for two dogs and three cats,” are concerned about the LAP, which is he continued.

(BIA),” LeBlanc said. She added there have been an increased number of vendors at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market offering accolades on the finished project. Four well-attended Music at the Market events, featuring familyoriented entertainment, were held at the Market Square Pavilion, along with Carleton Place Cruise Nights (every Wednesday from May 1 to Sept. 11). All proceeds benefit the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. Strongman champions battled it out in Carleton Place on Sept. 14, competing in five events. Local resident Volunder (Wally) Thorbjornsson, seven-time Icelandic champion in powerlifting and captain of his homeland’s powerlifting team, spearheaded the competition. “It was well received by the public,” LeBlanc said. The municipality participated in Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ First Impressions Community Exchange with Manotick. The exchange is designed to give each community an idea of how they convey themselves to potential visitors, investors and new residents.” “McNeely Park on Nelson Street now has a fully accessible play-



ground,” LeBlanc said, “and the Roy Brown Museum had just under 2,000 visitors in its first year of operation.” After reviewing a number of municipal bylaws, the Good Neighbours Great Neighbourhoods committee made 25 recommendations for changes to council. Certain ones were endorsed. The mayor noted the elevated path along the Mississippi Riverwalk Trail was rebuilt and made considerably wider, and mentioned the two new Shaun McInnis murals that were added to the downtown area: Stompin’ Tom Connors and the last train to Carleton Place. “Four young people from Carleton Place, sponsored by the Sister City committee, took part in a student exchange with Comrie, Scotland,” LeBlanc said, “and thanks to the generosity of Carleton Place Canadians owner Jason Clark, the arena has now been outfitted with comfortable attractive seating.” The majority of the Carleton Place & District Youth Centre on Mill Street was demolished in early October. The building is also remembered as the old Fire Hall. “The remainder (was) renovated into a delightful building housing public washrooms,” LeBlanc stated, “and when completed, this

new public gathering place will feature floral displays, seating and chess and checkers, all under sails for shade.” Carleton Place Municipal Academy (CPMA) certificates were handed out in October to 14 residents interested in how municipal government works. The CPMA program, presented by clerk Duncan Rogers and intern Catalina Blumenburg, covered items such as the types of government, council procedures, committees of council and the municipal election and budget processes. Council passed a motion for the electronic tabulation of ballots in the 2014 municipal election. Election Day takes place on Oct. 27. “Carleton Place Daycare marked 30 years of exemplary service to the children and families of the community,” LeBlanc said, “and our beloved librarian Janet French retired after over 25 years of service to the town.” Mariah Caswell became chief librarian in January 2014. “The steps and railing at the side entrance to the town hall were refurbished,” LeBlanc said, “and the final paperwork transferring Carambeck Community Centre from the (public) school board to the town took place in late summer.”


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Upcoming meeting Reynolds said a meeting is planned for Jan. 31 with members of the municipal working group and representatives from LAWS. “Afterwards, we will hopefully have more information that I can bring back to council at a future meeting,” he added. “Where we are right now, if this pound doesn’t go through, and we need to take on more municipalities, we will be over capacity,” LAWS president Kathryn Hoyland said. “We can’t do it where we are without expansion.” Hoyland explained expansion at the current facility, one dog or more, would require an increase to the building’s septic system as well as re-zoning. Coun. Jerry Flynn asked if this was something being considered.

“It is being considered,” Hoyland said, “or a satellite site run by LAWS.” “If there was a financial agreement worked out with the various municipalities for animal control services, is expansion something LAWS would consider?” Flynn asked. “Yes,” Hoyland replied. Last week council unanimously carried a motion instructing Reynolds to further examine the LAP subject with the working group, and to guarantee a representative from LAWS is involved in the discussions. Understanding the LAP is an extremely passionate topic, Coun. Doug Black said, “As a councillor I think I speak for everyone that the last thing we want to do is cause duress and anxiety amongst the residents of Carleton Place.”


Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment project as it’s been presented to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, following a presentation by the health-care organization’s chief executive officer (CEO) Toni Surko last October. LeBlanc said council “champions the redevelopment strategy through engaging the public and advocating when opportunities arise.” The town’s street reconstruction program was completed in early November. Major projects included Lake Avenue West and Lisgar and Princess streets. “The new Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority headquarters located in A. Roy Brown Park officially opened its doors in October – a feather in the cap of our community,” LeBlanc said. Bob White was named Citizen of the Year for 2013 at the municipality’s annual Appreciation Night, which took place on Dec. 6 in the upper hall of the Neelin Street Community Centre. “Completion of the Market Square Pavilion roof came about as a result of the support of the (local) Business Improvement Association

proper manner.” Montague proposed the idea of the LAP to area municipalities, asking all to share in the capital and operating costs associated with the facility. The price tag for construction is estimated to be between $85,000 and $100,000, and yearly running costs are anticipated to be $43,100, which is on the high end. The move follows LAWS exercising the termination clause in its agreement with the municipalities in September 2012, due to critical financial and overcrowding issues. “There was a previous agreement that didn’t end particularly well for some municipalities,” Reynolds said.

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Proposed pound shows lack of foresight Editorial – The recent announcement of Montague Township’s intention to create a pound, to be called the Lanark Animal Pound, requires more research before it should be considered, if ever. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) asking six municipalities in Lanark County (Carleton Place, Perth, Lanark Highlands, Drummond/North Elmsley, Mississippi Mills and Tay Valley) to commit to a 10-year agreement with the township for pound services has been garnering deep discussion at council tables of late. Exercising good judgment was Smiths Falls, who decided to opt out at the get go. Beckwith will also retain the agreement they have with the Ottawa Humane Society. According to the document, the reliability of the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is Montague’s reason for spearheading the pound. Currently, municipalities have individual agreements with LAWS but in July 26, 2012 when the organization had fallen on hard times, they sought to terminate the contracts unless a

new one could be drawn up to address rising costs and overcrowding. Since then, LAWS has stabilized and continues to provide services to municipalities, though space is still an issue. It’s understandable that municipalities would seek a back-up plan due to problems they’ve had in the past, but surely this pound isn’t the answer. The costs associated with the facility alone should raise some red flags. Montague estimated the price tag to build the pound to be between $85,000 to $100,000. It will certainly be a bare bones facility because not much can be built for $100,000 these days. The operational budget projections included in the MOU show between $2,500 to $3,500 for veterinary care as well. Depending on the animal, one vet visit can often eat up that former number. Any pet owner in Lanark County should be concerned about the impact this pound could have. If their dog or cat wanders off, it would be held at this facility for seven days and if it’s not claimed within that time, it would be sent

to LAWS (municipalities will keep an agreement with the organization to rent a certain number of spaces from them). The pet could be adopted out to another home, or if overcrowding remains an issue, transferred back to the municipality to be euthanized. If municipalities are still going to be working with LAWS, then why throw a pound into the mix? Cut out the middle man. Instead of pouring the $100,000 into building the facility, which carries an estimated operating cost of $43,100 annually, put that money into helping LAWS with its space issues, whether it’s a new building or a satellite office. They are already in place and provide valuable resources. Why re-invent the wheel? Not everyone is a pet owner or animal lover, but for those who don’t have children these pets hold a special place. Many of these people

are also taxpayers who don’t balk at having to pay the school tax, despite seeing no benefit from it. If it was your child being picked up and taken to a pound, wouldn’t you want to know it was being cared for in a humane manner rather than thrown into a small cage in a cement dungeon? Mississippi Mills and Perth have supported the pound, while Carleton Place, perhaps partly due to a large number of concerned residents, has opted to seek more information. A working group with representatives from all six municipalities will be exploring this further. Despite being a vital part of the process, LAWS is not a member of the group, but has been invited to speak at a meeting Jan. 31. By putting some heat on this issue, perhaps municipalities will think twice about supporting the venture.


Bring on the award show for books Opinion – ’Tis Meyer, most people the season of award wouldn’t know that shows. they just walked by With the a brilliant author People’s Choice on the street. Kent’s Two Cents Awards and the This award show Golden Globes rewould change all cently behind us, and hype about the Oscars and of that. Authors would be given the full red carthe Grammys steadily building, I’ve found myself pet experience: bloggers would be out in hoards, wondering one thing: where is the book-themed snapping photos and calling out names. The media award show? would be there too, commenting live throughout Bookworms and wordsmiths will understand the night. where I’m coming from on this one: Wouldn’t it be Imagine seeing your favourite author win the great to see the great books of the year celebrated category for “Best breakout author,” or “Best with the same reverence and excitement that tele- sequel writer.” Picture them walking on stage to vision and movie stars are celebrated? claim the award for “Best narration,” “Best use of Maybe I’m a little biased, because I’ve never metaphors,” or “Best character development.” been one to gawk at the current hottest celebrity’s The acknowledgments section of novels would new hairstyle or to keep up with the ever more ri- no longer be skimmed over, they would be read diculous gossip – frankly, I think it’s a little silly out loud for all to hear in the form of acceptance how much of a vested interest our culture places in speeches. the lives of those with a knack for acting. I’m sure the authors would love to see some recI have, however, always had a love affair with ognition and appreciation for the long hours they books and an almost awed respect for their authors. spent piecing together their latest masterpiece of The ability of some people to create entirely new, words – after all, there’s a lot to be proud of for complex worlds and situations continues to amaze penning a bestseller. me, and my slight obsession with the written word But wait, there’s more. As with celebrity award only grows the more I read. shows, there would be days of news coverage afAt this new, fantasy award show, we would terwards. The media would explode, buzzing about celebrate the best and brightest books and authors the best and worst book covers of the night. of the year. There would be room for books of “Did you see the dust jacket on ‘The Signature all genres: fiction, non-fiction, mystery, sci-fi and of All Things’ by Elizabeth Gilbert?” they would even for sequels. say. “Simply stunning.” Along with honouring the best overall novel in While I know that a book-themed event of this each genre, awards in the books category would magnitude will probably never happen, I wish it be given out for “Best female/male protagonist,” didn’t have to be that way. It frustrates me that, “Best-supporting character,” “Most likely to make now more than ever, many people would rather you cry,” “Best plot-twist,” and “Best on-page spend their lives in front of a screen instead of kiss.” The possibilities are virtually endless. becoming absorbed in a good book; that more atWhat about awards for “Best/worst ending,” tention is paid to the rich and the famous than the “Biggest fan base,” or “Most likely to be made into brilliant and the creative. (and probably ruined by) a movie?” Unfortunately for me, my dreams of a bookThe fun wouldn’t stop there, though. Then we themed award show will have to remain a figment would move onto the authors. I think it’s sad that of my imagination, at least for now. unless you happen upon J.K. Rowling or Stephanie But a bookworm can hope, right?


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A call from Barry Park on Jan. 15, reported another Snowy Owl flitting from one pole to another in the Canadian Tire parking lot that morning. It was gone before noon. In the Carleton Place Christmas Bird Count, I mentioned only one owl was spotted but there were three Snowy Owls on this count. LYNDA C. BENNETT A third raptor visiting our area is on Glen Isle. Joyce and Mike, Martha and Arnie, plus Georgina Doe had all spot- 13. They suggested a scope was best to ted the Rough-legged Hawk on Jan. identify it, as it was far from the road.


DEAR EDITOR: Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to one that appeared in the Canadian Gazette’s Dec. 26 issue. I feel I must respond to councillor Gary Strike’s letter at the end of 2013. I remember well the day when Gary Strike, along with his mother and son, were introduced before the Mother’s Day horticultural tours. It was a pleasure to meet the family of my ground supervisor. I feel, however, there must have been some misunderstanding in all the excitement of the day. Mme. Leger said: “The most ephemeral thing at Rideau Hall, is the Governor General, all rest is history.” So, for the sake of historical accuracy, I submit. Firstly, there are seven Official Residences. Six are in the National Capital Region, under the mandate of the National Capital Commission. The seventh is at the Citadel in Quebec City in the care of Public Works Canada. Secondly, my grounds maintenance team always shared the honour of “presenting”. It was unanimously agreed that a South African should present the ceremonial spade to Mr. Mandela. Thus, our grounds foreman, Roeland Jensen, not his supervisor, represented us on this memorable occasion. PURCHASE FINANCE FOR

Lifestyle – Had an interesting email from Jenn Kelly of Carleton Place a week ago. More than 20 American Goldfinches, five Northern Cardinals, lots of Dark-eyed Juncos and Blackcapped Chickadees are at her feeders. Jenn says the Mourning Doves come in to clean up the mess. Fun to watch the action amongst these feathered visitors. The Northern Hawk Owl that Ray Holland reported to me two weeks ago was seen by Georgina Doe and I on Jan. 10. By Jan. 13, Martha and Arnie Simpson, Joyce and Mike Jaques had observed this northern hunter along Highway 7, just east of Carleton Place. A Snowy Owl flew across the highway in this area that day as well.


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Have you seen any house sparrows in your area lately? now, have been seen here. A Red-winged Blackbird has been coming regularly to Duncan Abbott’s feeders in Pakenham all winter. Another gentleman, from Carleton Place, has had two American Robins in his area this month. Have you heard or seen any House Sparrows in your area lately? They are not as common as they were. Please call Lynda at 613-256-5013 or email with bird reports

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Carleton Place Tim Hortons locations Friends of Hospice seeks volunteers help kick off Bowl for Kids Sake Jan. 30 By KELLY KENT

Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Carleton Place Tim Hortons have been lacing up their shoes to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake for years. This year, Carleton Place Tim Hortons is entering three teams to bowl on Feb. 22. The employees work collaboratively to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and then they come out on bowling day and have a great time bowling together. On Jan. 30, we will be doing a Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake kick off at Tim Hortons in Carleton Place. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Tim Hortons on Franktown Road and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Highway 7 and McNeely Avenue location. Come out to learn how you can bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and enter to win a free coffee maker donated by the Tim Hortons of Carleton Place. We look forward to seeing you on Jan. 30. For more information, please call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County at 613-283-0570 or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark. ca. Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County will kick off its annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser Jan. 30 in Carleton Place at the two Tim Hortons locations. Above, participants from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kick-off at the Franktown Road location and below, the Highway 7 store.

Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Hub in Almonte is arguably one of the most community-oriented organizations in the area, with their work at the well-known second-hand store, the Rebound Centre and most recently, the Hub Hospice. Now, the Hub is looking for local volunteers to contribute in another way. The Friends of Hospice is an entirely volunteer-based group started recently by Glenda Jones and The Hub to assist their hospice board members with projects, events and other activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need volunteers who can be counted on to help out when help is needed,â&#x20AC;? Jones said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but we want this to be a fun and social kind of group.â&#x20AC;? The Hub Hospice was started in October of 2012 and has been working in palliative care in the area ever since. The organization is strictly notfor-profit and aims to provide services to those in need free of charge. In order to do that, the hospiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board members are frequently hosting fundraisers and educational events to spread the word and raise awareness. The Friends of Hospice, Jones said, will help to support the board in those endeavours and more, lending a helping hand when hands are needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not strictly a fundraising arm for the board,â&#x20AC;? Jones said, explaining that group members will not be focused on raising money or orga-


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nizing rallies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to feel they have a connection to the hospice without dedicating too much time.â&#x20AC;? Group members will meet on an as-needed basis, Jones said. The original idea was to meet once a month; however, meetings may be more or less frequent than that depending on how many events or activities are going on at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is definitely not a huge time commitment,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to scare anyone away. We are simply asking for interested volunteers to help out when they can.â&#x20AC;? The first official meeting of the newly-formed group was held on Jan. 7 at Fairview Manor in Almonte. Jones said she was pleased to see such an interest and a strong turnout to the initial meeting because she had only put out an informal call for interested people a short time before hand. However, more volunteers are always welcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for enough people that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not always bothering the same few over and over,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. The bottom line, Jones said, was that she wanted to organize a group of people who wanted to donate their time to the Hub Hospice without making a daunting commitment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for is kindhearted people who want to be connected to the hospice,â&#x20AC;? she said. Interested volunteers can find more information on the Hub Hospiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at or, alternatively, they can contact Jones at 613-256-6479.

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Drink coffee to help support TYPS in Mississippi Mills By KELLY KENT

Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new, caffeinefilled way to help support the youth of Mississippi Mills. In partnership with Equator Coffee, Take Young People Seriously (TYPS) has created a new blend of the roasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locally famous coffee to raise money for the organization and support their programming for youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best kind of fundraiser,â&#x20AC;? said Natalie Dalton, the executive director at TYPS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of asking for money weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re selling something that people would buy anyway. Now they can sup-

port TYPS just by trying a new type of coffee.â&#x20AC;? Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bean There, Done That,â&#x20AC;? the newly-created blend of Equator coffee is a variation of their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Goodâ&#x20AC;? blend. Bags come in two varieties â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whole beans or ground â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and sell for around the same price as any Equator Coffee blend. The bonus: TYPS receives between $5 and $6 per bag sold to use to put towards their facility and their programming. TYPS has been an invaluable institution in Almonte for young people, Dalton said, and they receive more than 5,000 individual visits to their facility each year. In fact, out of approximately

inSPIRE Church Church meets: Calvary Christian Academy, 9749 15 Hwy, Beckwith When: EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:42am (Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service also at same time) Phone: (613) 552-1323 Email: Web: Pastor: Scott Ridenour Youth Pastor: Joe Aslaner Youth meet Sunday nights from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. Email for more info The Church for the Whole Person! SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, RELATIONAL, EMOTIONAL

The Bridge Kanata (The Wesleyan Church) 285 Didsbury Rd., Kanata (Behind Canadian Tire) 613-592-7635 SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:15am & 10:30am Nursery & Bridge Kids (ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Grade 5) at booth services Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun When: 10:30am SUNDAY Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045

600 individual youth in the area who are between the ages of 12 and 18, the organization saw 570 this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see kids from all walks of life,â&#x20AC;? Dalton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get kids who are scholars, kids who are homeless and everyone in between.â&#x20AC;? Though the organization receives some funding municipally and provincially, Dalton says they are in need of more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have expanded our programming extensively over the last little while,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but we try to keep the activities free or close to free so all the kids can participate.â&#x20AC;? Activities include girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; night and

Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Franktown United Churches Rev. Jeff de Jonge 613-285-8047 Services: Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Ferguson Falls Rd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00am St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Franktown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30am Sunday School Website: Calvary Pentecostal Church Phone: 613 257 3484 Email: Holy Name of Mary St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Almonte 613-256-1034 Father Lindsay Harrison SATURDAY MASS 4:30pm SUNDAY MASS 9:00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check website for times and programs) Almonte Baptist Church 207 Reserve St. 613-256-5655 Pastor: Paul Benson 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 4th Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mens Super-Huddle 6:30pm 4th Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; L.I.F.T. 7:00pm 613-623-9436

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Almonte Presbyterian SATURDAY SERVICES Church Sabbath School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30am 111 Church St. 613-256-2184 Divine Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00am EVERYONE WELCOME Minister, Rev. Barry Carr Mr. George Stewart St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Organist and Choir Director Anglican Church SUNDAY 11:00am Clayton, ON Worship Service & Sunday School The Venerable Mary Ellen Berry Nursery care Available. The Rev. David Vavasour ALL WELCOME! 613-257-1340 Transportation is available by calling Service & Sunday School 10:30 am Elford Giles 613-256-2460

boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nights, cooking classes, dances, after-school help, movie nights and more, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the fun and games TYPS needs help with. TYPS also needs help getting ahead of their operational costs, Dalton said. Their facility, located at 65 Mill Street in Almonte, is an expense they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to lose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can accommodate 120 people here,â&#x20AC;? she said, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;there are so many kids who want to and need to be here.â&#x20AC;? At the very least, Dalton said she is hoping to raise $1,000 with this fundraiser, or enough to cover half of one monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent for the facility. However, Dalton also said she hopes

the sales from fundraisers like their newly-created coffee blend will help keep TYPS around for as long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needed. The name, she said, comes from the idea that all adults have gone through the rough teenage years and knows what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to need a helping hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all been there,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all done that. Hopefully now we can be the helping hand we needed back then.â&#x20AC;? Currently, coffee can be bought directly from TYPS, but Dalton hopes local stores will soon begin carrying it as well. The blend will be sold indefinitely, for as long as people want to drink it.

St. James Anglican The Lighthouse Church 355 Moffatt Street â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anglican Church in Carleton Placeâ&#x20AC;? 613-257-4255 Reformed Pastor: Doug Anderson 225 Edmund Street, Presbyterian Church Email: Carleton Place, Ontario Christ Centred â&#x20AC;&#x201C; People Focused Website: 613-257-3178 273 Almonte St., Almonte Sunday Services Website: SERVICES: 10am EACH SUNDAY 10am Celebration Service Sunday, January 26, 2014 Worship Services every & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church 3rd After Epiphany Sunday at 10am Contact us for more information 8am Holy Eucharist 2nd services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Personal prayer available 10am Choral Eucharist 2pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st,3rd, 5th Sundays Tuesdays & Thursdays 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2:30pm Sunday School in Parish hall 6pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2nd, & 4th Sundays Call or come by Contact Barb Thursday, January 30, 2014 Weekly Small groups and Cornerstone 10am Holy Eucharist youth group Community Church Rector Church office 613-256-2816 1728 Concession 11-A, Almonte The Revâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d David Andrew website: (at the round-about) Organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Pastor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rev. Matthew Dyck Pastor: Choir Director Pat Grainger 613-791-4811 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rev. Gary Landers Almonte United Church 613-256-4995 St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 106 Elgin Street, Almonte SUNDAY WORSHIP: Presbyterian Church Tel: 256-1355 10am 39 Bridge Street 613-257-3133 Rev. Mary Royal Ample Parking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fully Accessible Rev. Barry Carr, Minister Organist & Music Director: Nursery Care/Sunday School Organist and Choir Director: Neil Milnes Weekly Bible Study & Prayer Susan Harron 10:30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUNDAY WORSHIP * Friendly Family-Centred Ministry * SUNDAY SERVICE 9:30am & Sunday School A Free Methodist Nursery & Sunday School, Child Care Available Congregation Website: Handicap Accessible St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roman Email: Catholic Church Office Hours: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. Blog: 28 Hawthorne Ave., For Transportation call the office. Carleton Place Carleton Place Parish of Fr. Augustine Mendonça, Baptist Church Franktown-Innisville 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place Anglican Churches MASS SCHEDULE 613-257-1889 The Rev. David Vavasour Saturday 5pm Pastor: Brian Affleck The Venerable Mary Ellen Berry Sunday 9am & 11am Discovery Hour: 10:00am 613-257-1340 Handicap Access Worship Service: 11:00am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church provided St. James, Franktown 8:30am Prayer & Bible Study St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Innisville 10:30am Wednesday 7pm Everyone Welcome All Welcome! Handicap access A Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing parish in the Anglican Church in Ashton-Munster North America Zion-Memorial Pastoral Charge United Church Services & Sunday School at The United Church of Canada 'SBOLMJO4USFFUt 10 am each Sunday Rev. Arlyce Schiebout 10:30am Morning Worship Nursery available Services in both churches. 10:30am Sunday School & Nursery Mid-week Bible Studies Fully Accessible FULLY ACCESSIBLE Info: Rev. Dave Kemp, Pastor 613-257-7761 for more information Minister: 613-257-5490 Everyone Welcome. Rev. Peter W. Dahlin, B.A., M.Div. 117 Victoria St., Carleton Place Child Care provided. Musical Director: Tony Stuart WARM WELCOME TO ALL! R0012519567_0123

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News – Here’s what’s making news in Mississippi Mills this week.

ties would use. Montague is asking for area municipalities to commit to a Memorandum of Understanding, which is basically an informal agreement that a municipality will stand behind the construction of the pound, before they will move forward. The discussion at Mississippi Mills town council surrounded the issue of the motion reading that the town commit to a “10-year Memorandum of Understanding.” Several councillors were concerned about committing to the new pound for 10 years when so many of the details are still unknown. In the end, an amendment was carried to remove the wording “10year” from the motion. The new motion was carried with no further discussion.

From Mississippi Mills town council meeting Jan. 14: Hauled liquid waste bylaw At their Jan. 14 meeting, Mississippi Mills town council passed a bylaw to impose rates for administrative and processing costs for the treatment of liquid hauled waste. The imposed rates are as follows: annual hauler permit fee: $235; annual hauler permit revision fee: $130; liquid material (holding tank waste): $2.36 per cubic metre; liquid material (septic waste): $7.74 per cubic metre; liquid material (generated outside Town of Mississippi Somerton Mills): $20.75 per cubic metre. Committee of the Whole passed a motion recommending that counLAWS Council authorized entering into a cil approve the addition of the name one-year extension agreement with Somerton to the town’s reserve list the Lanark Animal Welfare Society for consideration for the future namto provide animal pound services for ing of a newly created park, facility or street within the municipality, but the 2014 year. specifically the Pakenham Ward. The application to add the name Memorandum of understanding After much discussion and de- Somerton to the reserve list was subliberation, council passed a motion mitted by Lynden Somerton in Deagreeing to commit to a Memo- cember of 2013. Lynden is the nephrandum of Understanding with the ew of Arthur and Wilbert Somerton, Township of Montague and other who were brothers and veterans of Lanark County municipalities for the Second World War. Both brothers were residents of the provision of pound services. This county-wide controversial Pakenham, and though they are both topic involves the construction of now deceased, they can be remema new pound within Montague, bered and celebrated by having their which all participating municipali- name used for a new park, facility or

street there. Water and Wastewater Study Rate Study Coun. Alex Gillis brought forward a motion to have staff directed to initiate action to review the Water and Wastewater Rate Study with the

goal of reducing its implementation impact to the extend possible. Gillis said in his motion that the current study shows that average water bills within the municipality could almost triple from $577.52 in 2008 to $1,619.30 in 2021 in order to meet the requirements of the wa-

ter and sewer master plan. This could cause hardships for many residents, he said, and certain projections and developments charges may need to be reviewed in order to keep the costs down. The motion was passed by Committee of the Whole.

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“The PAC will be an excellent opportunity to evaluate patients who would benefit from preemptive assessment and therapy,” says family physician Dr. Melissa Forbes. “We will be able to identify patients with medical problems well in advance of surgery, and order appropriate tests and consultations to prepare them adequately for their surgery.” Another benefit of the new clinic, says Fran Cameron, Manager of Emergency and Surgical Services, is the information that will be made available to patients. “By providing education at the clinic, we will be giving more comprehensive care to our surgical patients, and working to eliminate risk in order to provide a quality experience.” Fran Cameron is Manager of Emergency and Surgical Services for Almonte General Hospital R0012519446

By Fran Cameron Almonte General Hospital is launching a new clinic to ensure optimal surgical outcomes by providing assessment and education of surgical patients at an earlier stage in the surgery process. Starting on January 31, 2014 and continuing every second Friday thereafter, the new PreAnesthetic Clinic (PAC) will be staffed by one anesthetist and one nurse. Surgical patients will be pre-screened by their surgeon and an Almonte General Hospital anesthetist to identify medical or physical risks that require further investigation. This process will help ensure a safe and successful surgical experience. At the clinic, patients will be assessed regarding suitability for surgery at Almonte General Hospital and for any further tests or consultations that may be needed.


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Libertarian Member of Provincial Parliament joins autism committee By DEREK DUNN

News – Jack MacLaren appears to have undergone something of a transformation. For years he was a virulently antigovernment, rural libertarian who opposed all mainstream parties. His sole public focus was on protecting private property rights. Then he mounted a fierce coup against longtime incumbent Norm Sterling to win the PC nomination in CarletonMississippi Mills. He won the largely conservative riding handily during the 2011 election and went off to Queen’s Park prepared to do battle with farm-animal welfare groups, Quebec construction industry protectionists and others. It didn’t take the MacLaren’s Landing farmer long to adopt the partisan messaging expected of every MPP: Ontarians deserve better; Tim Hudak is a capable team leader; the PC party stands up for working families. He was also blessed with plenty of mud to sling at a decade-old Liberal government: • A health “premium” introduced soon after signing a promise not to raise taxes; • An ineffective eHealth system that cost $1 billion; • Using martial law to trample the civil rights of thousands during the G20 Summit; • A $7 billion untendered green energy contract to Samsung of Korea; • Another $1.1 billion to cancel gas plants slated for must-win ridings. The list goes on and on. MacLaren is so adept at compiling examples of wasted tax dollars under Liberal premiers that he can fit $4.1 billion’s worth in a relatively short sentence. And yet, lately, his voice grows weary when mouthing the party position or slamming the current government’s record. Maybe the former offends his independent streak. Maybe the latter should be so obvious as to not need further mention. In the trajectory of a politician’s career, it usually takes some seven to eight years to come to this realization. Maybe MacLaren is a quick study. Government, equity Regardless the explanation, Jack MacLaren seems to have altered his approach to politics. He confesses to a degree of frustration when it comes to partisan games. “It’s sickening sometimes, the amount of party politics down there (at Queen’s Park),” he said during a phone interview at a family member’s home over the Christmas holidays. That revelation may come as a surprise to many who see the former president of the Ontario Landowners Association as akin to a US Tea Party radical. He continues to situate himself firmly on the right side of his Progressive Conservative party. There is no doubt about that. He despises much of what government does; believes it too big; says it steals freedom and destroys social cohesion; calls it an anathema to free market capitalism. However, at least three times during the interview MacLaren voluntarily talked about collective responsibility toward the less fortunate. “As a caring society we have a

moral responsibility to help the less fortunate,” he repeatedly stated. Many would interpret that to mean government intervening to ensure equity. But it also includes non-governmental groups, churches for instance, helping the less fortunate. True, ever since he joined mainstream politics he has seldom missed an opportunity to signal his support for seniors. But not until recently has he broadened this fortunate group’s constituency – many of whom happen to fit into his party’s base – to include autistic children and their families. “I’ve met with a number of these families at my office and I have to tell you: they need our help,” MacLaren said. “What these families are going through, quietly, on their own, without help from anybody, is truly amazing.” He doesn’t rhyme off a lot of facts and figures on the topic. He said it is a growing problem – from one in 180 some 10 years ago to about one in 90 today. But he isn’t sure of the exact numbers. The important thing for MacLaren is the anec- Carleton-Mississippi dotal evidence; the families he has Jack MacLaren.

committee that begins travelling the province Jan. 13 to hear from families of the developmentally disabled. He is confident the New Democrat, Liberal, and PC members will work cooperatively and offer constructive solutions. “I am quite proud and privileged to be on this committee. We are all pulling in the same direction.” There is no question that whatever he may want to do, as an MPP, will cost taxpayers’ one way or another. Could it be more programs? Tax breaks? Research? He isn’t committed to a solution just yet, but acknowledges the inevitable. “It will take money,” he said. That’s where his party differs from others. MacLaren wouldn’t grow government and the tax burden to fund any changes. He’d cut green energy spending, and money being spent elsewhere. He talks of spending money “on people not things” like windmills and other ventures. The Christmas spirit may have gotten to File photo his heartstrings, but his pocketbook Mills MPP Joins committee is handled with all the frugality of a Hence his inclusion on an all-party true Conservative. sat with and listened to. “Do you know what they are asking for? Do you know what they want?” he says, emphatically. “A night’s sleep. That’s what they want from us.” The left doesn’t hold a monopoly on compassion, of course. But conservatives prefer to express theirs on an individual basis, not through government. And whom they prefer to support differs. Many throw their support behind members of the military or business owners. But to zero in on a group that, at first glance, doesn’t seem a natural ally – autistic kids? – can only be explained by presuming MacLaren was deeply touched at an emotional level. He seems to admire families with an autism member. They stay together against the odds, work hard day and night, do what they can with what little they have: all aspects that complement his worldview. That it gets less exposure – physical illnesses still garner more sympathy than mental – also appeals.

Almonte Lions kept busy in December; in need of new members Community – At the first meeting of the new year for the Almonte Lions Club, held at the Almonte Legion hall on Jan. 7, the members were surprised to hear how many volunteer hours they had collectively accumulated over the December period. Their activities included the distribution of free hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Almonte Arena following the Santa Claus Parade; volunteering service; baking and donating home made cookies for the December blood donor clinic; and the Lions Christmas Basket Project. It is important to recognize the valuable contribution made by Mills Community Support Corporation; Patrice’s Independent Grocer; the Almonte Venturers and their leader Scouter Garland Best; as well as Janice, Madison, Brett Barr and Dakota, Aidan, Martin and Deana Dumont, Nathan De Patter, Stella Lawrence, Robert Gloss and Ian Lind to the Christmas basket project. It was truly inspiring to see so many youth many of whom had not met before, working together effectively as

a team to quickly and efficiently filling up the baskets. The numbers for the annual Christmas basket project continue to climb, both in number of baskets distributed and their cost. Although the community responded wonderfully this year, as ever, to fundraising to provide the increasing need for help at Christmas, there was a significant financial short fall, indicating increased fundraising efforts for the 2014 Christmas season. Two-hundred Almonte Lion volunteer hours were tallied and almost 900 persons were served. This is significant as the Almonte Lions Club needs more members, so they can continue the important work they are doing. The club has a great team and they work together well, but in order to continue to meet the many demands that are presented to the Lions Club more members are needed. If you would like to give back to your community, consider the Almonte Lions Club (serving our community for more than 65 years). Another way of supporting the

important work that the Lions club is doing is to attend their fundraising dinners. Remembering that we serve all of Mississippi Mills, we hope that people from Pakenham, Clayton, Blakeney and in between, as well as people who live in Almonte will respond to our plea for your help or make a point of attending our bi-monthly fundraising dinners. By attending our fundraising dinner you can have a great meal, enjoy good music, as well as helping your community. This number of volunteer hours would have been much higher if the Lions’ November dinner served at the Legion hall had been included. Billed as a “Night to Movember”, the event was an evening of food and fun with the menu featuring flown-in arctic char and chicken Ballotine, which was enjoyed by more than 80 persons. This event was a fundraiser for annual campaign for the research and treatment of prostate cancer. A good many volunteer hours were dedicated to this project, but the four-course Friday night dinners

have proven to be successful fundraisers for the Almonte Lions Club. The next Friday night dinner is rapidly approaching – Jan. 31st at the Almonte Legion hall, with a cash bar and appetizers served from 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m. Billed as “Caribbean Night” the dinner will feature Caribbean fare including sweet and sour ribs, jerk chicken, rice, pastas, veggies, salads and desserts. Guests are invited to wear their island wardrobe items such as tropical shirts, skirts, hats and sandals or whatever. Following dinner, there will be music provided by Bernie Costello and friend for your listening or dancing pleasure. Tickets are available from Lions club members, at My Upholstery Shop on Mill Street, or call Lion Garth Teskey at 613-256-6778. We will deliver tickets, and can also provide take out meals. The club can also be contacted by visiting their website: Submitted by the Almonte Lions Club.

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Community – On Jan. 8, the 3rd Carleton Place Brownies had the opportunity to learn and give back to the community when they visited the Lanark Food Bank, located on Allan Street, left. The Brownies helped stock the shelves, above. THE EMC - A/CP14 - Thursday, January 23, 2014


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Think spring at Almonte Horticultural Society’s first meeting Jan. 27 be assured we have members at all levels of experience who are more than happy to network with others, sharing problems and offering ideas on solutions. We have a large selection of books which will be offered at bargain basement prices, a raffle of gardening items and delicious refreshments provided by the executive. Our meetings are the fourth Monday of the month (except July and September). Membership is only $10 per year and you can register from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the January meeting. As well as monthly meetings with informative speakers, benefits include an informative newsletter, three flower shows and member discounts from local nurseries. The volunteer hours spent keeping Almonte’s public gardens looking good is quite amazing. The town gives a grant covering the cost of the plant material for the main street planters and the Almonte Legion contributes towards the cenotaph but the members do the planting and maintenance. The large circular bed behind the library, Albert’s Garden, the Peace Park, the Veteran’s Walkway and the

bed at the arena sign are also society projects. Summer students handle the watering. Last year when Mississippi Mills participated in the Communities in Bloom competition, the society members helped in the pitch-in and encouraged homeowners to help by keeping up the eye appeal in the front yard and keeping the sidewalk/ street area tidy. We gave a doSubmitted photo nation to Naismith Memorial The horticultural society maintains a number of Almonte’s public gardens, including the Public School to help improve cenotaph area, above. their schoolyard. The society will again pick the “Yard of the Week” to be featured in the local paper with homeowners receiving prizes. The major fundraiser is the plant sale to be held on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon this year in the library parking lot. It is the time to purchase well-established plants when the donor can share best cultural practices with you. Come out on Jan. 27 and you’ll be sure to keep coming on the fourth Monday of each month to enjoy good company and gardening tips. Submitted by the Almonte Horticultural Society. R0012511553

Community – It’s hard to imagine when we’re in t she midst of winter looking at ice and snow on our yards and gardens, that it is time to look ahead and dream what can happen when the miracle of spring arrives. The best place to realize that dream begins on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Community Church (near the roundabout) when the Almonte and District Horticultural Society holds its first meeting. Our first speaker will be Amanda Homeniuk, creator of unique terrariums combining moss, rocks, feathers, etc. who will share her experience giving workshops and selling her creations under the name “Moss Feathers”. She describes her creations under glass as part horticulture and part art so come out and learn a new way to express your inner self. We often feel the name of our group of gardeners – “a horticultural society”, gives the idea we are experts and perhaps newcomers hesitate to come because they don’t know all the Latin names of their plants. You can

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The Almonte Horticultural Society will hold its first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 27 at Cornerstone Community Church. Amanda Homeniuk, creator of unique terrariums, will be the guest speaker. Above, members of the horticultural society following last year’s Pitch-In Canada efforts in town.

Let MVTM host your child’s birthday party seum’s collection will also be examined, and the group will be able to explore the MVTM’s exhibit on textile production. Various games and activities will round out the party, and the new multi-purpose room will be available for snacks and cake. This room has a large sink for cleanups, and washrooms are also nearby. The guided portion of the party is about one and a half hours. The cost is $12 per child plus $25 for an additional hour’s use of the multipurpose room. Accompanying adults are free, of course. So take it easy and let the MVTM do the work. The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is located at 3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte. Call 613 256-3754 to book your party or for more information. Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.




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Community – Why not relax and let the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) host your child’s next birthday party? Beginning in the new year, the MVTM will be offering a new service – a fun way for children to celebrate and create with their friends. Kids aged six to 12 years will step back in time as they explore and try on costumes that range from Queen Victoria to Ottawa Valley lumbermen. Creativity and originality will be encouraged as children try to recreate the various personalities belonging to the costumes. Children will also have the chance to make accessories or jewelry to go with their costumes. A photo booth will then capture all the amazing getups, and the photos will be sent to the birthday family after the event. Costumes and accessories from the mu-

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This March Break eight students from Notre Dame Catholic High School (NDCHS) in Carleton Place will participate in a mission trip to an orphanage in Guatemala. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) organizes the trip annually, sending a contingent. Last Tuesday, Jan. 14, the NDCHS students attended the regular meeting of Carleton Place council, providing an update on their upcoming mission. Chloe Brown, Terron James, Matt Langlois, Jocelyn Leiva, Sara Mitchell, Jesse Plunkett, Emily Santos and Phoebe Williams will be heading to Guatemala March 10 to 18. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had over 30 eligible students for this trip,â&#x20AC;? NDCSB teacher Margaret Moss explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The selection process was extremely challenging.â&#x20AC;? The eight chosen are described as overachievers on a number of levels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all bring something unique to the team,â&#x20AC;? Moss said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and they all work well together.â&#x20AC;? NDCHS students will be at the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage in Parramos, Guatemala, which is approximately one hour from Guatemala City. While there they will be working in the gardens and kitchen, teaching English, helping with construction projects, working with special needs children and playing and having fun with the youngsters. Brown said the orphanage is home to approximately 350 children, newborn to 18-years-old. James explained no child is adopted out of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage. Until the age of 18 they are given a place to live and schooled. After reaching maturity they must give one year of service back to the orphanage before they leave. The cost of the trip works out to roughly $2,200 per person.

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Canadians hold off Bears, blow out Kanata in CCHL action By STAFF

the top two teams in the CCHL, the Canadians are the runaway leaders with 77 points (38-6-0-1). The Bears, solidly in second, are well back with 61 points (29-13-3-0), five of those losses coming to the Canadians. Stefano Momesso had the Bears ahead 1-0 after one period of play. But back-to-back unassisted power play goals from Evan Peterson and Kelly Summers turned the tide in the second, leading to the tense final frame. Not surprisingly, Therien received first star honours with his 39-save performance. McVeigh was named the game’s third star. Bears started Michael Pinios, who faced 21 Carleton Place shots, was pegged with the loss.

Gareau broke the ice, assisted by Adam Lloyd and Larry Smith. Andy Sturtz added his league-leading 33rd goal six minutes later to make it 2-0. Kasey Kulczycki kept Kanata close, scoring at the 14:55 mark. But the Canadians kept the visitors at bay the rest of the way, putting things out of reach in the third period on goals from Stephen Baylis and Vinny Post. Canadians completely dominated the contest, outshooting Kanata 42-17. Goalie Cole Skinner took the loss despite making 38 saves. His counterpart Justin Laforest, the game’s first star, made 16 stops for the Canadians.

Sports – Tyson Stewart’s eighth goal of the year with less than five minutes left in regulation lifted the Carleton Place Canadians to a 3-2 win over rival Smiths Falls Bears Friday night. The showdown of the top two teams in the Central Canada Jr. A Hockey League did not disappoint, playing in front of a season-high crowd of close to 900 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. The Bears had tied the game 2-2 earlier in the period when Karson McCartney managed to beat Canadians goalie Guillaume Therien, Coming up one of just two goals he gave up off 41 Smiths Falls shots. Back home Sunday afternoon, the CanadiBut Stewart put the Canadians back up Open to stay at 15:22, assisted by Vinny Post and ans dominated Kanata 4-1. House Despite a wide territorial advantage, CarleAnthony McVeigh, sending the Bears to their ton Place was held off the scoresheet until the Sun 26th first loss in six games. While Friday’s game was a match-up of 1:33 mark of the second period when Dylan 2-4pm

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The Carleton Place Canadians held off the rival Smiths Falls Bears during an away game at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre Jan. 17. Tyson Stewart’s goal with less than five minutes to play in the third period gave the Canadians a 3-2 edge over the Bears. Above, Brett D’Andrea (19) with the Canadians rushes after the puck as Andy Sturtz (16), centre, backs him up.

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Thunder solidify hold of third place in Valley Division By STAFF

Sports – Heading into the home stretch of the EOJHL season, the Almonte Thunder solidified their hold of a playoff spot with a win and shootout loss last week. With nine games left, the Thunder remain in third place in the Valley Division with 32 points (13-12-2-4), just two points back of the Arnprior Packers for second with a game in hand. Stittsville Royals now sit in fourth with 28 points with Shawville and Perth right behind with 27 and 26 points respectively. At home Saturday against the improving Pontiacs, Almonte built a 3-1 lead early in the third period and held on for the 3-2 victory. Cameron Cornwall and Jordan Bosely gave the home team a 2-0 lead through one period of play. Julian Dumont’s power play goal late in the second closed the gap to 2-1 but Luke Martin restored the Thunder’s twogoal cushion 4:40 into the third, assisted by Bosely. Christopher Bones brought Shawville back to within a goal at the 13:42 mark but that’s as close as they would come. Goalie Richard Barr was solid, making 35 saves to preserve the win. Danick Boisvert made 31 stops in the losing cause for Shawville. Thunder didn’t make things easy for themselves, going two men down with back-to-back minor penalties less than a minute apart early in the third. But the penalty-killing units did their job and kept the Pontiacs off the scoreboard. Last Wednesday, the Thunder probably deserved a better fate but dropped a 3-2 decision in a shootout to the Packers in Arnprior. Almonte fired 42 shots, eight in overtime alone, but could only muster a pair of second period goals from Brendan Rousselle and Jordan Bosely. Packers goals came from John McLean early in the first period. Despite outshooting Arnprior 8-2 in the five-minute OT, the fight for the bonus point came down to the one-onone skills competition. Packers’ Damian Armstrong was the only one to score in the shootout. Thunder goalie Alex Daley suffered the loss despite a 23-save performance. Erik Miksik was the game’s first star, allowing just the two goals on 42 shots and stopping all three Almonte snipers in the shootout.

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Sports – On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Almonte Junior B Thunder took on the Shawville Pontiacs at the Almonte Community Centre, winning 3-2. Clockwise from top left: Almonte’s assistant captain, Luke Martin, celebrates his goal during the second period; Almonte Thunder players celebrate their game-winning goal; and Thunder player Josh Roxborough tries to break away from Pontiacs players Lucas Driscoll-McKinnon, right, and Julian Dumont, left.


Coming up Thunder host a pair of divisional games this weekend. Friday, the Packers come in for another second-place showdown, this time at the Pakenham Arena. Game time is 8 p.m. Saturday night, Jan. 25, the Perth Blue Wings, who find themselves in the Valley Division basement entering play this week, roll into town. Puck drop at the Almonte and District Community Centre that night is 7:30 p.m.

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A Huge Thank You This is Quinn – she got hit by a car on January 16, 2014 and took off running. On Sunday, January 19, 2014 she arrived back home all by herself. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community who took the time to help search for Quinn. We are touched and amazed by the response. Thank you to Mark and Sarah, who, on a snowy Sunday afternoon, spotted her at the arena and followed her to our front porch, made sure that someone was home, and that our story had a happy ending. Our faith in humanity is renewed!! Jim and Lisa Ryan R0012522927/0123

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Bears win Sports – On Thursday, Jan. 16 the Carleton Place High School junior boys’ basketball team, the Bears, took on the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawks, winning 4727 in the end. Above, players on both teams wait anxiously for play to resume. Left, the RedHawks try to block the Bears from scoring .

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Sports – The Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) announced that the Corporate Hype/CCM Player of the Week is Dean Galasso of the Kemptville 73’s. Galasso had an outstanding week as the 73’s went 3-0 with two wins over the Cumberland Grads and one against the Cornwall Colts. The speedy forward collected six (2G, 4A) points while earning a first and second game star. The Carp native has scored 18 points in his last 10 games and tied for lead in Kempt-




THE EMC - A/CP23 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

The following donations have been gratefully grat received in memory of loved ones…

Alexander Allaire in memory of Evelyn Dorthy Burling Alice Allen in memory of Alfred F. Crook Floyd & Cheryle Anderson in memory of Mary - Lou & Claude Lanouette Vicki Anderson in memory of my husband, Andy Anderson Robyn Arseneau in memory of Victor Grubisic & Grandma Dora Denzil Baird in memory of Dean Addyman & Doug Guerrard Mary Jean Baird in memory of Claire Armour, Cork Reynolds & Shirley Shaw Sandra Baird in memory of Bill Baird Madonna Bell in memory of Carl Bell Joan & Ken Bennett in memory of Allen John Birchall in memory of Susan Fallack Morley R. Black in memory of my wife Dave and Lucille Boadway in memory of deceased members of the family Sheila Bowes in memory of Gordon & Laurene Caldwell Garry & Anne Boyce in memory of Marlene Boyce Brian & Diane Boyle in memory of Barbara (Betty) O'Keefe - Aug 26, 2013 Kevin & Debra Bradley in memory of Garnet & Fern Bradley, William & Ann Smith Joan Bray in memory of Bill Bray, my husband, always in my heart Dona Brown in memory of Manning & Dodie Wright Irene Brunton in memory of Keith Brunton David & Lorelei Brunton in memory of Stanley Brunton Wayne & Maureen Brunton in memory of David McGlade Marjorie Bryant in memory of Parent, brothers, brother-in-law & nephew Norma Burns in memory of Harris, Viola & Elmer Burns Margo Butterworth in memory of The Boughner Family Cynthia Cameron-Whalen in memory of George Reilly Earlene Carpenter in memory of Rodger Bennett & Frances Carpenter Carolyn Ciccoritti in memory of Mary Patricia Aitken & Harrison James Aitken Craig Clements in memory of my parents, Bill & Joy Clements Allan Code in memory of Robert Chapman Joan Code in memory of Bill Code & Carl Townend Mary Ellen Code in memory of my friend Joyce Jardine Judith & John Comeau in memory of Stephen & William Tischart Harold Conlon in memory of Joyce Conlon Charlotte & Bernie Costello in memory of Theresa Costello Jean Coyles in memory of Husband, Elmer Coyles Patricia Crawford in memory of Mary & Harold Hobbs; Earl & Garth Crawford Irene Currie in memory of Allan Currie Filomena Del Corvo in memory of Bruno Del Corvo Doug & Joyce Derraugh in memory of Harold, Mary & Leslie Sheldrick Ron & Roly Dewar in memory of Edna Dewar - Very Good Care Hilda Docker in memory of G.A. Sandy Docker Carol Dowdall in memory of Susan Fallak Ellen M. Downey in memory of Howard Downey - great care Martha Duncan in memory of Ted & Inez Arnott, Neil & Kay Duncan Nora Edey in memory of Gordon Edey & Don & Bessie Lancaster Bryon & Teresa Edwards in memory of Alexander R. & Evelyn Edwards and Lawrence J. Hutchings Christine Elms Grubisic in memory of Victor Grubisic Anna Facchin in memory of Luigi Facchin Wm. Doug Ferguson in memory of Dr. C. Dobb Dr. Donald H. Ferguson in memory of Susan Fallack, Frank Lunn & Robert Chapman Janet Ferguson in memory of Phil O'Grady; Mother, Jean Holmes; Brother, Jim Holmes; Sister, Vera Holmes Raymond & Dorothy Ferrill in memory of Sam & Elsie Gardiner; Roy & Verna Ferrill Elizabeth A. (Betty Ann) Findlay in memory of my husband Bill & our son Bill Betty E. Findlay in memory of Husband - David Dorothy Fitzpatrick in memory of Michael E. Fitzpatrick Arnold Foster in memory of my late wife Ann Foster Theresa Fritz in memory of Jamie Robinson Mr. & Mrs. G.W. Frodsham in memory of Sylvia & Ossie Shepherd, Joe & Olive Frodsham

In Memory of…

William & Norine Menzies in memory of Donald Menzies Susan Merkley in memory of Kelvin S. Cleroux Monty Milford in memory of Jean Williams John & Marlene Millar in memory of Scott Millar Helene Millard in memory of Ted Millard Ormond Giles in memory of G. Mary Giles Laura Giles Darvell in memory of Don & Anne Chapman and Henry Frank & Carole Mills in memory of Sadie and Mac Williams Ruth Mooney in memory of my husband, John Mooney & my & Susan Darvell Mother, Winifred Briggs Ken Godfrey in memory of Rose (nee Gilmour) Godfrey, my mother Harry Morris in memory of Gerard & Anne Ryan, Gertrude Morris, Gerald Graham in memory of my wife, Mary Graham Karen Beattie, Stan Iwachniuk & Bob Kahl Patricia Grainger in memory of my loving husband Barry Grainger Keith Munro in memory of Beverley Jean Munro 1946 - 2000 Lyall & Sheila Grant in memory of Kendall Grant Katherine A. Murphy in memory of Garry Robert Murphy Lisa Grant in memory of Donald Ford Janice & David Nephin in memory of Gladys & William Sample and Roy Haight in memory of son Bill & friend Sue Minerva & Thomas Nephen Greg & Kim Hallahan in memory of Clara Davies, Clara Hallahan, Dorothy O'Brien in memory of Stuart Laird Mabel Fournier Audrey R. O'Donnell in memory of Simone Francetich Norma Hamilton in memory of Harry Hamilton; Wes & Stella Mike & Cathy Parkman in memory of Peter Parkman Blackwell Rena Parkman in memory of Peter Parkman Barbara Harris in memory of Jack B. Harris, Husband Donald Portioues in memory of Sharon Portioues The Harris Family in memory of Lorraine Kenney & Susan Fallak Donna Potvin in memory of Jean-Guy Potvin & Pearl Sayer Vera Hawkins in memory of Matthew David McNeely Joyce & Les Prest in memory of Courrier & Prest Families Isabel D. Hawkins in memory of Robert Hawkins Krystine Prus in memory of my husband, Chester Prus Michael Heartfield in memory of Audrey Heartfield M. Helen Randle in memory of Richard Randle Jeanine & Jack Helmer in memory of our son Gary Mary Redfern in memory of my husband Jim Redfern who was well Eleanor Hendersen in memory of Eldon Henderson looked after before he passed away. Elizabeth Hendry in memory of my parents, Mary & Wilfred Hendry Georgienne Rhynold in memory of Evelyn 'Joyce' Day Margaret Hick in memory of Brian Hick Betty Richards in memory of my husband John who passed away at Cheryl Hooghiem in memory of John S. Moffatt - my Dad!! the hospital in June 2012 Isabel Hope in memory of Lawrence, Lucy, Margaret & Floyd Wark Ron & Carolyn Rivait in memory of The Rivait Family Lenore & George Jackson in memory of Marjorie & Wayne Pat Roberts in memory of A. Barry Roberts Cochrane Elsie Roberts in memory of Ben Roberts Mae Johnson in memory of Howard Johnson Marilyn J. Robertson in memory of Marvin; Lorne; Kathy Robertson Ruth Jones in memory of Lorne Jones Kim Rowan in memory of Colin Rowan and Earl Cannon Davis & Arlene Jones in memory of Parents; Norman & Audrey F. Rubinoff in memory of James Robinson Shail, Louella & Eldon Jones & Son, Stephen Jones Florence M. Russell in memory of Robert Clifford Russell (Husband) Eileen Kamm in memory of Husband, Leonard Kamm Laurie Scissons in memory of Barb Scott and Alvin & Jean McKay M.J. Keehner in memory of Arnold Keehner Valerie Sherrard in memory of Rupert St. Jean, John & Queenie H. Wayne Kenney in memory of Lorraine Kenney Sherrard Hilda Labelle in memory of Anthony (Tony) Mark Labelle & Uncle Jill Silverson in memory of Eunice Lewis Ed Labelle Rolly & Diane Larmour in memory of Howard & Margaret McNeely Ruth Smith in memory of Bill Smith, Sam & Pearl Brown Kaye Smith in memory of my husband Art, son Danny & daughter Patricia LaRocque in memory of Family members Dawn Phyllis Latourell in memory of Boyd Latourell (husband, father of Marion Smollett in memory of Mildred Renouf, Mother Stephen & Gregory) Shirley Snow in memory of Martin H. Thomson Elaine Leach in memory of Ken Leach David Somppi in memory of Lillian Somppi Gary Leach in memory of Ken Leach Ed & Evelyn Sonnenburg in memory of Ed & Famie Sonnenburg Rick & Heather Leary in memory of Bill & Joan White and Lois Shirley A. Sonnenburg in memory of Sisters, Lulu Buffam & Helene Wellstood Reynolds Diane & Denis Lemaire in memory of Mildred & Cliff Charron Parents Mr. & Mrs. V. James Spadafore in memory of Mr. Louis Spadafore Zelda Letts in memory of my Mom, Lily Letts - Dr. Jennifer Laskey & Jane Miller and nurses took good care of my mom in 2007 Peter Spannemann in memory of Waltrant Debbie & Ted Letts in memory of Keith & Orpha MacIntosh and Bill Marilyn Sparling in memory of Sherwood Sparling & Gerald & Marguerite Bennett Hodgins Dorothy Lewis in memory of my husband, Carl Lewis Loral Spence in memory of George C. Spence Patricia Loranger in memory of John & Gary Loranger Pansy Splane in memory of Victor Splane Barbara Lough in memory of Samuel Lough Muriel St. Jean in memory of Rupert St. Jean & Fay Snedden David & Lois Lowry in memory of our daugher Marlene Boyce Garnet & Wilma Stanzel in memory of Walter Stanzel, Ronald, Debby Lytle in memory of William A. Nye Emily & Lois Wellstood Elizabeth A. MacIntyre in memory of Norman E. MacIntyre Ruth Stead in memory of Husband, Eric Stead & daughter Cynthia Gordon & Lorna MacNabb in memory of Grace & Keith MacNabb Dorothy Stevens in memory of Bill Stevens Moira MacPherson in memory of Martin Dakers Jean Stewart in memory of Leonard Stewart Madan & Judith Makasare in memory of Ray & Eleanor Thompson Patricia Stewart in memory of Richard Stewart Tom & Sandi Marshall in memory of Cody Marshall A.C. Taylor in memory of Marjorie Mallory Peninnah Massey in memory of Blyth Massey Annette Tierney in memory of Ivan Tierney Brenda McCooeye in memory of Gordon Edey Paul & Gloria Todd in memory of Yvette & Lucien Moreau and Ed Roberta McCormack in memory of Jack McCormack & Dorothy Todd Glenda McEwan in memory of Verna & Oscar Ventress Oliver & Gail Toop in memory of Margaret & George Affleck Madelene McEwing in memory of Mr. & Mrs. E. Bullman Ross Trimble in memory of Doreen Trimble & Ivan Perry Marian McFarlane in memory of my husband, Lloyd Wm. Liny Turcotte in memory of Albert Acres & Philip Turcotte McFarlane Jeanne Tyson in memory of my husband Christopher Tyson - for the Roy & Carole McIntosh in memory of Annie & Sid Clarke and good care you gave in his last days. Cathy Lynn Yorke-Slader Mrs. Doris G. Viney in memory of Herbert F. Viney Jim & Carolyn McKittrick in memory of Stewart Aitken & Wally Kerry & Maureen Whyte in memory of Harold Whyte McKittrick Heather Willows in memory of Russell & Merle Willows George McLennon & Family in memory of Frank Lunn Bonnie & David Wood in memory of Sam & Hillie Rubino Karin Meiche in memory of Mathilde Hoehn - mother Shirley & Collins Wright in memory of Harry & Lola DeLarge and Ruby Featherston Mr. & Mrs Allan Gardiner in memory of Mr. & Mrs. S. Gardiner; Mr. & Mrs. Ed Lowe Hal Garrett in memory of Valarie, Harold & Lyla Garrett

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Founda on │ 211 Lake Avenue East, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 1J4 THE EMC - A/CP24 - Thursday, January 23, 2014


Thank You!

You have helped raise over $34,000 this Christmas towards needed patient care equipment at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital!

In Honour & Acknowledgement of… Robyn Arseneau in acknowledgement of the hard work, support and commitment of the CPDMH Foundation Board of Directors, Foundation Members, Hospital Staff, Volunteers and Donors Mary Jean & Denzil Baird in acknowledgement of Dr. Jennifer Laskey for her competence and compassion provided at all times. Debbi Bowes in acknowledgement of the fine Nurses! Joan Bray in honour of the CPDMH Staff who have given me so much care through 2013 - and always kind to this old lady Jo Brodie in honour of Jake and Peggy Galipeau Ursel Brown in acknowledgement of in appreciation of the staff of CPDMH for their exceptional care D. Wayne Luciano C.P. Tire in honour of the Staff at CPDMH who provide exceptional care Marjorie Campbell in acknowledgement of Doug Campbell; Earl & Mary McDiarmid Marjorie Campbell & Family in acknowledgement of Doug Campbell; Earl & Mary McDiarmid Don & Fran Cooper in acknowledgement of in appreciation of the staff & volunteers at CPDMH – thank you! Doreen J. Edgerton in acknowledgement of hospital's excellent care

Clifford Bird because… the CPDMH does good work Stephanie & Robert Bray… to support my local community hospital Mr. & Mrs. T. Carruthers… to support our local hospital which we use occasionally Paula Erskine because… the hospital is extremely important in the community Rick Gordon because… of the nice people, great service Earl & Diane Gray… for taking such good care of my new wife, Diane Elizabeth & Denis Hayes because… our hospital is essential R.J. Houston because… it's a good caring family hospital Pamela Kolar… to make a difference in my community

Pat Vines & Barb Angell Mr. & Mrs. Donald Batstone William & Audrey Brown Dewar & Margaret Burnett Dr. W. Bryan Callaghan Margaret Callaghan James A. Caswell Carole Chaplin Susan Clarke Edith Clarke Beverley Coon Bev & Geoff Cooper Wesley & Lois Ann Craig Manuel DaSilva Lorna Davis Mac Dolan Naira Dunlop Barbara Elliston Dave & Ellie Evans Exclusive Window Coverings

Janet Ferguson in acknowledgement of the life saving measures that I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of by our emergency room staff Jake Gallipeau in honour of Janette & Kevin Bolt - Gallipeau and Des & Jan Gallipeau Peter Geick in honour of Dr. Steve Walker Dr. John A. Gordon in honour of the staff who help manage my patient care K. Michael Hammell in acknowledgement of the good work the hospital does Arlene Hay in honour of Dr. Spooner Douglas M. Kilpatrick in honour of M. Ann Kilpatrick, Director of Nurses 1974 - 1989 Wendy & Frank LeBlanc in honour of the wonderful CPDMH Staff Marjorie Lemieux in acknowledgement of Dr. Norwell and the great surgery he did on my left thumb John Link in acknowledgement of excellent service Roger Lowe in honour of Charlie Lowe, W.W. II Veteran, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Marguerite Maheux in honour of the Staff and the care Brian & Sandy Marshall in acknowledgement of Physiotherapy Department


Mavis E. Lewis because… of the service I always receive, pleasant & helpful staff Gerhard Loschmann because… of the good care I received Irene MacLaren… for the hospital being here in C.P. when we need you most Sue Maloney because… of the great care in Emergency Jack and Susan McCoy because… it’s a wonderful place to go to in an emergency – thank you! Tom & Mary McIllwraith because… it is wonderful to have a local hospital and the staff are very caring Robert & Marion Menzies because… the hospital was there when we needed it – Grateful Thanks!!

Mike McGinnis in acknowledgement of wonderful nursing staff Thomas McKenna in honour of Fabulous E.R. & Day Clinic Staff Lynda McNeely in honour of Grant McNeely, Dr. Don Ferguson & Dr. Steve Walker Douglas J. Mirsky in acknowledgement of the nursing & medical staff of CPDMH Judy Navin in honour of Dr. Jamie Fullerton - genuine care, concern & understanding of each patient Janice & David Nephin in honour of Mrs Elizabeth Moffatt, Cheryl & Gerry Hoogiem, Peter & Kim Nephin, Janice and David Nephin R.Gerald Ramesbottom in acknowledgement of the Doctors, Staff & Voluteers at CPDMH James Salisbury in honour of RBC Carleton Place Staff Monica Terry Scantland in acknowledgement of all the good doctors & nurses – thank you! And, Dr R Courchene and his wife E. Anne Scrimgeour in acknowledgement of in appreciation of my Doctors, Dr S. Walker & Dr. Conrad Robert Stacey in honour of Jack & Elizabeth Stacey Frank Wm. Stroud in acknowledgement of the doctors & nurses who saved me on July 29, 2013 - heart attack John Symons in honour of Katrina Ayling The Town Singers in honour of Jake and Peggy Galipeau

Bev Morley because… of the care I received as a patient Ernie & Doryann Nolan because… we are so lucky to have a hospital like ours James R. Robillard… for being there Mary Sample because… I like your friendly hospital Henry (Hank) Schappert… to say "Thank you!" Anonymously donated with sentiments because… “our local hospital is important to support”; “we value our community hospital”; “You guys are great!”; “for being there when needed”; “I care”; “for the wonderful & caring attention I received as a patient at the hospital”; and “our cottage is on the lake - we are glad it's there.”

& by Generous Donors…

Barry Fagan Katherine & Noel Finn Fred Ford Wade & Janet Foster Beverly Goodwin Merv & Linda Hall James A. Hartley Martin & Christa Heitmann Scott Henderson D.M. Ivanovich Medicine Michael & Joyce Jaques William Johnston Barbara A. Keery Donald M. Knox J & P Kufske Dawn LaForce Guy Lefebvre G. Leger Gary & Heather Lewis Neil and Betty Lewis

Andrea Lyon Robert MacDonald Heather MacDonald Elizabeth and Ronald Manson Karen Mantel John & Barbara Marsh H. & D. Marston Colleen Martin Peter & Nancy Mast Yvette McCormick Sandy McCuan Patrick McDonald June A. McEwen Mary M. McGinnis Karen McNicol Sherry Michaelis Brenda Miller Mrs. Jean Miller Elizabeth Moffatt Arvilla Moore

Edward & Nicole Moore Nick Odynski Kathleen Patchell Edmond Lloyd Perrier Glenn Pierce Ann Price Ken Ray Elizabeth Reid Raymond & Lorna Robitaille Calvin G. Saunders Laurette Schmidt Scotiabank Marjorie Scott Walton Sharpe Richard & Arvilla Shouldice Olive Simpson Terence M. Skillen Bryan V. Smith Hartley & Darlene Smith Peter Smithers

Lillian Smithson Gail Sparks St. James Franktown A.C.W. Taunya St. Pierre Peter Staniforth B. Stegmuire Faye Strong Rita Summons Margaret & George Sutherland Cheryl Swanson Elaine Thompson Unique Import & Exotic Automobiles Limited Dr. Jim Walker Henry Warland Waterside Retirement Community Meg & John Wellman Marilyn Willis Russell C Wilson Maureen Young

And all other generous donors who chose to remain anonymous

Thank you for caring & making a difference in your community! For more information about the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation, the patient care equipment we raise funds for or to make a donation, please contact us:

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The following donations have been gratefully received In Honour & Acknowledgement of, Because and by other Generous Donors…


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Robbie Burns Day this Sunday at Drummond Central School Community – In honour of Robbie Burns Day, an afternoon of Scottish celebration is once again planned by the Middleville Community Centre Association, in conjunction with Drummond Central School. The 2014 event will take

place at the school (a larger venue), on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. This year we are pleased to welcome renowned fiddler Wade Foster, who will be playing Celtic tunes accompanied by Henry Norwood. Born and raised in Perth, Foster is known all

over the Ottawa Valley and beyond as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. He is most recognized as a versatile fiddle player, bringing new sounds into all genres of music, not just traditional fiddle. Enjoy a wee breath of Scotland: Celtic tunes, high-

land dancing, a Scottish sing-along, and of course the pipes, along with a menu that includes whiskey marmalade ice cream, shortbread, coffee and soft drinks – even a taste of haggis, too! Join the fun for some traditional Scottish hospitality. Admission is $12 for adults,

$6 for children, (five and under get in free). For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Heather by leaving a voicemail at 613-259-2904, or via email at burnewin@ Last year’s event was a sellout, so be sure to reserve a spot soon. Please

note that reservations will be made in the order in which they are received. All proceeds will go towards maintaining the Middleville Community Centre, and music programs at Drummond Central School. Submitted by the Robbie Burns committee.

Local author, firefighter signs book Feb. 8 in Almonte Community – Searching for the truth is the most dangerous thing firefighter Donny Robertson will ever do. Everyone believes the blaze that killed Donny’s Captain was just a terrible accident. Donny’s search for the truth will cost him his home, his relationship and his job. His only chance is to confront the person pulling the strings. It’s a desperate plan and it will cost him everything he has left. The Spark is a fast paced, intelligent thriller that offers an insider’s view of the unique and demanding world of firefighting. Written by veteran firefighter John Kenny, The Spark gives the reader a

firsthand account of the merciless heat and blinding smoke; the camaraderie and conflict between men and women who place their lives in each other’s hands; the moments of grim hilarity, unexpected grace and heartbreaking tragedy that are part of life in the fire service. Kenny will be signing copies of The Spark at Mill Street Books (52 Mill St. in Almonte), on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Kenny has been a professional firefighter since 1989. The Spark is his debut novel and was published Oct. 6, 2013.


Community – Welcome Wagon is the largest greeting service in Canada, and for close to 24 years Carleton Place representative Sharon Shea (centre) has welcomed new residents to town and offered best wishes to newlyweds and first-time parents with “the most famous basket in the world.” On Dec. 31 she retired. As a result, newcomer Christine Walrond (left) joins 15-year representative Patricia Brauer. The ladies gathered Thursday, Jan. 16, for a special picture.

To the many local businesses that partnered with me to represent them, thank you. To Mayor Leblanc, Reeve Kidd, and staff at our local municipal offices, thank you for support. To the thousands of families I have visited over close to 24 years as Welcome Wagon Representative for Carleton Place, I entered as a stranger and left as a friend. Thank You! Sharon Shea


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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. â&#x20AC; Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Accent 5 Door GL 6-Speed Manual/ 2013 Elantra GL 6-Speed Manual/2014 Tucson 2.0L GL FWD MT/2014 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD with an annual ďŹ nance rate of 0%/0%/1.9%1.9% for 72/84/96/96 months. Bi-weekly payments are $113/$111/$119/$139. $0/$0/$495/$1,650 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,803/$2,114. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760/$1,760, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance Offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2014 Tucson 2.0L GL FWD MT for $23,395 at 1.9% per annum equals $119 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $25,198. $495 down payment required. Cash price is $23,395. Cost of Borrowing is $1,803. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,760, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance example excludes registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. â&#x2122;ŚPrice of models shown: 2013 Accent 5 Door GLS 6-Speed Manual/2013 Elantra Limited/2014 Tucson 2.4L Limited AWD/2014 Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD are $19,385/$24,985/$35,495/$40,795. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,550/ $1,760/$1,760, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Price adjustments are calculated against the vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting price. ΊPrice adjustments of up to $3,340/$4,540 available on 2013 Accent 5 Door L 6-Speed Manual/2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (on cash purchases only). Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. â&#x20AC; ÎŠâ&#x2122;ŚOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; Hyundaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.


THE EMC - A/CP27 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

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NEW! All inclusive 7 night Caribbean Cruise with NON STOP flights from Ottawa!

Saturday departures, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014*

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• Up to 2 Checked Bags per Traveller*

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starting from $ To reserve, call your travel agent or call 1-888-776-1155 * Some activities/restaurants may require an additional fee. Offer valid only for departures between March 1 to March 29, 2014. Classic beverage package for two applies to two guests (21 years and older) per stateroom and includes beers up to $6 per serving; spirits, cocktails and wine up to $8 per serving, all soda selections, fresh squeezed and bottled juices, premium coffees and teas and non premium bottled water. Server gratuities are included (amount based on gratuity guidelines).Gratuities applies to two guests per stateroom and provides for prepaid stateroom, waiter, assistant waiter and head waiter gratuities (amounts based on gratuity guidelines). Max. total baggage allowance of 25 kilos (55 lbs.) per person. Additional charges may apply in excess of 25 kilos. Price is in CDN. dollars per person based on double occupancy for new individual bookings, subject to availability and change at time of booking and is inclusive of all taxes. Price is for departures March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 in a 2D veranda stateroom category, other categories/occupancy types are available at varying prices. This program is not combinable with any other offers. Certain restrictions apply. Celebrity Cruises reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. © 2013 Celebrity Cruises, Inc. Ship’s Registry: Malta and Ecuador. All Rights Reserved.

THE EMC - A/CP28 - Thursday, January 23, 2014


Almonte Carleton Place Canadian Gazette January 23, 2014

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